FORT COLLINS, Colo. (KDVR) — A drug task force says it seized more than 7 pounds of cocaine and arrested a man after a long-term drug investigation in northern Colorado.

Leonel Perera-Delacruz, 42, was booked on several charges in the case, according to the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force.

Between a traffic stop and a search of a Fort Collins home, the task force claims it seized the 7 pounds of cocaine with a street value of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

According to the task force, Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies stopped Perera-Delacruz in traffic. A K-9 team brought to the scene pointed to the “odor of controlled substances inside the vehicle.”

Detectives then searched a home in the 1800 block of North Whitcomb in Fort Collins.

Perera-Delacruz was booked on the following charges:

  • Felony possession with intent to distribute
  • Felony unlawful possession of cocaine greater than 4 grams
  • Felony special offender: controlled substance
  • Felony criminal impersonation
  • Failure to drive in a single lane (weaving)

Police asked anyone with information on the alleged crimes to contact Larimer County Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force consists of the following law enforcement agencies:

  • Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fort Collins Police Services,
  • Loveland Police Department
  • Windsor Police Department
  • Colorado Adult Parole,
  • Eighth Judicial District Attorney