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Cherokee Co. Deputies Make Cocaine Bust in Blacksburg

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Cherokee County deputies make cocaine bust in Blacksburg. Cherokee County deputies make cocaine bust in Blacksburg.
Cherokee County deputies say they seized a tractor trailer that contained five kilos of cocaine.

Deputies say Tuesday around 6:45 pm they were on patrol on Interstate 85 looking for suspicious activity and found a tractor trailer parked in the lot of  "Love's Travel Plaza" on 116 Priester Road in Blacksburg.

They sent a canine officer to check and they say it sniffed out the smell of illegal drugs.

Once they opened the trailer, they noticed a hidden compartment under the refrigeration unit that held six bundles wrapped in silver metallic tape.

Deputies say those bundles tested positive for cocaine and weighed five kilos.

The trailer seized has a value of $100,000 and deputies say the five kilos of cocaine has a street value of $160,000 with one kilo costing around $32,000.

Deputies say the trailer was unoccupied at the time and were unable to find the driver or the owner of the trailer.

They believe the trailer may have been parked for several days.

Deputies have called Homeland Security investigators to help locate the driver and owner of the tractor trailer.
 
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