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Barbour County bust gleans $3.7 million of cocaine

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Barbour County Sheriff's office are investigating after officers discovered $3.7 million worth of cocaine during a routine traffic stop.

Officers from the Barbour County Sheriff's department discovered 37 kilos of cocaine hidden in a false compartment of a vehicle during a traffic stop. Sheriff Leroy Upshaw said the drugs could have a retail value of up to $100,000 a kilo.

Upshaw said the DEA has several suspects, but he couldn't release any names.

The case remains under investigation.

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