At approximately 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit encountered a Cape Coral man whose nervous behavior resulted in the seizure of 900 grams of cocaine.
While at the BP gas station at 6455 Colonial Blvd., a deputy observed Timothy Milhomme, 30, of 401 N.W. Ninth Terrace, who appeared to be very nervous. He would not look at the deputy and entered the store, appeared to pay for his gas and then approached the pumps. Milhomme put the gas nozzle in his car, then removed the nozzle a few minutes later and turned off the pump.
The deputy noticed that he had not pumped any gas.
Milhomme re-entered the store. When he exited, Milhomme did not return to his car. He walked away from the gas station, abandoning the vehicle.
A narcotics K-9 alerted to the vehicle, and Milhomme was located walking through the parking lot of an adjoining business. A search of the car discovered almost a kilo of cocaine hidden within the car.
Milhomme was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine.
As of Thursday, he had been released from the Lee County Jail on $30,000 bond.
Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office