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Highway Patrol makes 10 kilo bust
Routine traffic stop in Northwest Ohio yields $1 million in cocaine
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Lt. Anne Ralston says the Ohio State Highway Patrol has seen a rise in the amount of drugs seized in the first six months of this year.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has made another big drug bust. The latest one was Thursday in Preble County. That's where troopers pulled over a car for speeding and discovered 10 kilos of cocaine in a hidden compartment. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $1 million. Lt. Anne Ralston is a spokeswoman for the patrol. She says this latest bust is just a continuation of an upward trend in drug seizures this year by the patrol. 

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The latest cocaine bust on Interstate 70 came just about 3 miles from the site of an earlier bust last week. That's when troopers seized 6 kilos of cocaine, valued at about $600,000.


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