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Eight kilos of cocaine found in semitrailer

CHANNAHON – Police reportedly found eight kilos of cocaine after stopping a semitrailer carrying used cars Monday.

Will County Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol around 5 p.m. when they saw a Freightliner semi-tractor carrying six vehicles with “a blocked and unreadable” registration plate.

Deputies stopped the truck near Interstate 55 and Bluff Road and questioned the driver, said spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

“After speaking to the driver, the semi was brought to the Laraway Road sheriff’s station where the vehicles were removed and a canine search was conducted,” Hoffmeyer said.

The truck driver was cited for a traffic violation, but was not charged with any criminal offenses. The incident remains an open investigation, according to police.

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