Cops: Car lot owner sold cocaine at dealership, hid drugs in secret compartments



ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man accused of selling large quantities of cocaine out his car dealership has been arrested.

Investigators said they found a kilo of cocaine at Classy One Auto Sales on Old Winter Garden Road, just west of downtown Orlando.

Authorities said cocaine was found in a bag in back of one of the cars on the lot.

Police informants said the manager of the business, identified as Mario Aristor, was selling each kilo for about $35,000, which was more than most of the cars that were being sold on the lot on Monday.

Josh Humphreys works nearby and watched over the weekend when Drug Enforcement Agency agents raided the car lot, arrested Aristor and confiscated the cocaine.

Other neighbors said they've seen a lot of activity at the business and even smelled bizarre odors ever since Classy Auto Sales opened, but they hadn't seen many cars being sold.

Confidential sources told investigators they've seen as many as three kilos at a time at the car lot, brought in from south Florida.

One confidential informant told agents they even saw Aristor and others stash cocaine in empty areas and compartments of cars parked at the business.

Informants also said Aristor hid the cocaine under floor boards in the front office.

Channel 9's Jeff Deal went to the dealership on Monday to ask workers what was going on.

"Would you guys be willing to show us where he had the compartments, where he had the cocaine in the floor?" asked Deal.

"No, I have no comment on that," one worker said.

Aristor is being jailed without bond. No other arrests have been made in the case at this time.