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Ind. man, 87, stopped in Mich. with cocaine

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By Ed White
Associated Press
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DETROIT -- An 87-year-old Indiana man arrested in Michigan with 104 bricks of cocaine in his pickup truck has told a judge he was forced at "gunpoint" to carry the load.
During a boisterous appearance in court Monday, Leo Sharp had trouble keeping quiet. The Michigan City, Ind., man was released on bond, three days after he was stopped for improper lane use while driving alone on Interstate 94 near Chelsea, 60 miles west of Detroit.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration state troopers with the help of a drug-sniffing dog discovered 104 brick-sized objects of cocaine Friday.
A criminal complaint signed by a DEA agent is thin on details, and there was no mention in court about Sharp's destination.
Outside court, Sharp told The Associated Press that he's innocent.
Story tags » Drug Trafficking

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