CHELSEA, Mich. (WXYZ) - An 87-year-old man is facing federal drug charges after police say they found 104 bricks of cocaine in his pickup truck during a traffic stop on I-94.
On Friday Leo Sharp was pulled over about a mile west of Chelsea by Michigan State Police for improper lane use and following too closely.
During the stop the trooper asked for permission to search the truck, but Sharp declined. A dog was then brought to the scene and tipped the troopers to narcotics in the back of the truck.
The troopers searched the bed and found four black bags each containing 25 bricks and a small gray and blue back containing four bricks. Sharp was arrested.
Tests have confirmed the bricks contained cocaine. Officials say the drugs have a wholesale value of more than $2.9 million. It's not clear what the street value is, but police say it is substantially higher.
Sharp has been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
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