CHINA GROVE -- The new owner of an RV stumbled upon the unthinkable: two bricks of drugs previously confiscated by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol but found stashed inside the vehicle. It wasn't cocaine, but like heroine instead.
The RV had been purchased at a local auction in San Antonio. It was then sold to a man who lives in China Grove, a small city just 25 miles east of San Antonio. He not only got the ride he wanted, but an unexpected surprise.
"He was cleaning it up, tearing everything out of there," said "Issac," who wanted to remain anonymous.
Issac's friend bought the RV with many hopes and plans. "And he started pulling wires out," continued Issac.
One day while revamping the inside, he found something strange.
"Something caught his eye, and he grabbed the package. It was stuck off in a corner," Issac said.
"Four kilos of something. Not sure what it is," he said. It was tightly wrapped and sealed with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection sticker.
Issac's friend, not knowing what to do, called the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA said to turn it into local law enforcement. So he did.
"(It is) two rather large bricks of what we believe is heroin," said officer Damian Balderas, who said it's an unususal case. "Just by estimating it, I say it's a couple thousand right there."
They're currently waiting for Customs and Border Protection to pick up the bundles, perhaps as soon as next week.
"They said that it's possible that it went through customs and that it may have been misplaced," Balderas said.
From one owner to another, no one ever realized the RV was carrying extra cargo.
"If someone were to know what that was, they would sell it and it would be on the streets," Balderas said.
Officers at the China Grove Police Department credit the owner of the RV for doing the right thing.
We're still waiting to hear from Customs and Border Protection to find out how the bundles may have been misplaced.