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Man Arrested After Bloomington Police Find Drugs Under Driver's Seat

Last updated on Thursday, May 24, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - Police arrested 35-year-old David Burk on preliminary charges of dealing cocaine after they allegedly found the drug under the driver’s seat of his vehicle, Wednesday.

Bloomington police stopped Burk's car after receiving a tip that he might be transporting the drug.

Bloomington Sgt. John Kovach says an officer found Burk's white BMW at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of West Ind. 46 and Union Valley Road. After stopping the car and the officer asked to search his vehicle. Burk consented to the search.

Kovach says,under the driver's seat, police found what they described as a suspicious-looking napkin. In it they found three grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, split into three different packages.

Burk also had $896 in cash.

Kovach says initial testing of the substance was inconclusive, and the powder was sent to labs for further testing. Police believe the substance may be a mix of cocaine or other narcotics, and could possibly contain meth.

Burk was released from the jail at 12:16 a.m. Thursday after posting a $50,000 surety, $500 cash bond.

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