SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – A San Jose man was stunned to see what a previous owner of his minivan apparently left behind: $500,000 worth of cocaine jammed in the door panels.

Psychologist Charles Preston said the cellophane-wrapped cocaine was found when he took the van to a mechanic. Police were immediately notified.

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Preston said he noticed the driver’s side window wouldn’t go down all the way, but he figured he would live with it because the Town and Country van had a good air conditioning system.

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Preston paid $14,000 to Thrifty Car Sales in Santa Clara for the 2008 white van in May 2010.

Thrifty Car Sales owner Ron Battistella said he’s willing to replace the van with a drug-free ride.

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