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Rockingham drug seizure called 1 of its largest

Friday - 3/15/2013, 7:45pm  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Police say the arrest of a man carrying about eight pounds of cocaine is one of the largest drug seizures ever in Rockingham County.

The Daily News-Record reports ( ) the 34-year-old Joe Sanchez of Jersey City, N.J., was stopped by state police on Interstate 81 near Mauzy. Court papers say the cocaine was found inside a special compartment under the hood of the vehicle.

Police say the street value of the cocaine is $120,000.

Sanchez is being held without bond on felony charges of drug possession and transporting drugs into Virginia.


Information from: Daily News-Record,

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