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Canadian Accused of Having 100 lbs of Cocaine Faces Charge

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POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A Canadian man is facing a felony drug charge after a Montana Highway Patrol officer says he found about 100 pounds of cocaine in the man's pickup truck during a routine traffic stop.

Deputy Lake County Attorney James Lapotka says 22-year-old Miguel Douglas Miranda of Calgary, Alberta was charged Friday with one count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

KERR-AM reports Miranda was pulled over by Montana Highway Patrol at about 8 p.m. Thursday for a mud flap violation near St. Ignatius on U.S. Highway 93. An officer found the cocaine estimated to be worth up to $1.5 million in a hidden compartment.

Miranda is being held in the Lake County Jail in Polson on $1 million bond.

Information from: KERR-AM, http://www.750kerr.com/

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