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Authorities Make Largest Cocaine Bust in Lee County History

Posted August 25, 2007 11:10 p.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2007 9:27 a.m. EDT

— Lee County Sheriff’s officials said they made the largest cocaine seizure in county history Saturday following a six-week investigation.

Five people were arrested after authorities found almost 10.5 kilograms of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of more than $2 million, officials said.

Authorities said they also seized several semi-automatic weapons from the residence at 2993 Blackstone Road in rural Lee County.

Officials have not released any names, but the five people arrested were “all illegal aliens from Mexico,” according to Capt. J.C. Holly with the Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division.