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Police Uncover Pirated DVDs During I-95 Traffic Stop

Posted June 8, 2005

— Police in Roanoke Rapids and Weldon thought they spotted an illegal drug buy on Interstate 95 last weekend.

When police moved in, officers did not find drugs, but instead found a trunk full of pirated DVDs.

The 700 DVDs included some of the latest movies such as "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" and "The Longest Yard."

Edward Sinkler and Samuel Johnson, both of New York, face a series of counterfeiting charges. Authorities say the pirated copies sold for about $10.

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