A Cereal Box Full Of Cocaine: What A Way To Start Your Day

Breakfast just got a lot more interesting.
Efren Zuniga,19 and Jose Moreno, 24.
Efren Zuniga,19 and Jose Moreno, 24.
Putnam County Sheriff

One bowl of this stuff is sure to wake you up.

Two men were arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop led police in Florida to discover an unusual prize inside a package of breakfast cereal.

Police say Efren Zuniga,19, and Jose Moreno, 24, had more than 500 grams of cocaine wrapped up in a cereal box, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they had help from a K-9 named Axel, who sniffed out the breakfast of convicted champions after the suspects were pulled over for a faulty equipment violation.

Cereal and milk is a classic breakfast.
Cereal and milk is a classic breakfast.
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"When deputies opened the cereal box, they discovered approximately 514 grams of powder cocaine," police said. "That amount of cocaine has a street value of approximately $14,000.00 to $16,000.00."

Police also said that Zuniga had cocaine in his pocket.

The Honey Grahams branded box was found stuffed inside a duffel bag on the back seat, police said.

Zuniga and Moreno are charged with cocaine trafficking. Both were being held in the Putnam County Jail on a bond of $150,000.00.

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