Man nabbed with 5.5 pounds of cocaine in Kent County traffic stop

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A Grand Rapids man is being held on a $1 million bond after a traffic stop in southern Kent County netted 5-½ pounds of cocaine from the trunk of his vehicle.

Antonio Dejesus Gonzalez-Leal is charged with delivery/manufacture of more than 1,000 grams of cocaine, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

Gonzalez-Leal, 32, was arrested Nov. 7 following a traffic stop at U.S. 131 and 68th Street SE. Police surveillance of Gonzalez-Leal led to the traffic stop, Detective Greg Alcala wrote in court documents.

Alcala is assigned to the Metropolitan Enforcement Team, a Kent County multi-unit narcotics task force operated by the Michigan State Police.

During the traffic stop, Gonzalez-Leal consented to a search of his vehicle, Alcala wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

Police found 2,519 grams of cocaine; or slightly more than 5-½ pounds, in a suitcase located in the trunk, court records show.

Gonzalez-Leal told officers he got the cocaine from someone in Atlanta, Ga., court records show.

In addition to the drug charge, Gonzalez-Leal is also charged with being a second felony offender. He was arrested for car theft in Kent County in June, 2012. Gonzalez-Leal pleaded to unlawful use of an automobile and was placed on probation for one year. He was discharged from probation in Jan. 2014.

A preliminary hearing on the drug charge is set for Nov. 30 in 63rd District Court.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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