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Troopers find millions in drugs and money in searches along I-70

Troopers find millions in drugs and money in searches along I-70



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Photo courtesy Department of Public Safety (KSL News) Ten million dollars in cocaine was discovered Friday during a traffic stop along I-70 in Sevier County.

A Highway Patrol trooper pulled the vehicle over for a traffic violation and was suspicious of its after-market compartment in the floor. His K-9 confirmed his suspicions, uncovering 34 kilos of cocaine.

The compartment ran from the rear bumper to the front row of seats. A man and woman, both from Michigan, were arrested.

Courtesy Department of Public Safety
Courtesy Department of Public Safety

Later that evening, and a few miles farther down I-70, another trooper uncovered more than $500,000 hidden in the rear panels of an SUV.

The trooper got suspicious when the two men in the rented Ford Expedition gave conflicting statements.

Courtesy Department of Public Safety
Courtesy Department of Public Safety

The men were from Toronto and denied knowing anything about the cash. They were released, but there's still a possibility charges could be filed later.

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