A 43-year-old Broward County man faces at least 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to transporting four kilograms of cocaine through Martin County, authorities said Tuesday.
Shawn Adderley, of Miramar, was charged with drug trafficking following his arrest in November during a traffic stop by Martin County detectives on Florida’s Turnpike.
Prior to the stop, detectives were warned by Homeland Security Investigations officials from Fort Lauderdale that Adderley was passing through Martin County while possibly carrying narcotics.
His Toyota minivan was spotted speeding and was pulled over at mile marker 137, just south of the Becker Road exit. A sheriff’s K-9 sniffed around the vehicle and alerted deputies to the presence of drugs.
Detectives searched the minivan and found two bricks of cocaine hidden in the rear driver’s side captain’s chair cushion, the sheriff’s office said. Two more packages of cocaine were found in the rear passenger chair cushion.
In total, 4.2 kilograms of cocaine were removed, the sheriff’s office said.