A man heading through the NC mountains was charged with possession of 91 pounds of cocaine, but apparently he was only carrying tortilla dough and cooking flour, according to news reports.
Antonio Hernandez Carranza was arrested on May 1, when a Buncombe County deputy pulled up to his stopped car on the side of Interstate 240 with its hazard lights on, according to Fox Carolina. He was allegedly on his way to see family in Johnson City, Tenn.
Carranza allegedly drove away when police approached and led the officers on a three mile chase. After narcotics dog smelled something in Carranza's baggage, officers checked the bags and determined it was cocaine. But, according to Fox Carolina, when a State Bureau of Investigation lab tested the materials, the results were negative for narcotics. It was actually tortilla dough and cooking flour.
Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan said the cocaine charges against Carranza were dropped, but he did plead guilty to failure to stop for officers.