Man federally charged in county drug seizure

A flat tire led to the discovery of two kilograms of cocaine in the 200 block of West Yukon Road on New Year’s Eve, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office release said.

Deputies first observed a vehicle with a flat tire around 4 p.m. Sunday, the release detailed, and made contact with the driver, 29-year-old Erasmo Pera-Alvidrez, who was reportedly very nervous and inconsistent regarding his travel plans.

After requesting and obtaining consent to search the vehicle, and the help of a Midland County K-9, deputies found two kilograms of suspected cocaine inside, the release stated.

Pera-Alvidrez was then arrested with pending federal charges to be filed by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Midland, the release said. No mug shot is available due to Pera-Alvidrez being in federal custody.