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Virginia trooper seizes 5 pounds cocaine, 25 pounds of marijuana during I-95 DUI stop

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Posted at 1:50 PM, May 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 12:02:22-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A state trooper netted a massive cache of drugs when he pulled over a drunk driver along Interstate 95 in Henrico County early Saturday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

Trooper J. Rivera stopped a car he clocked at 94 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-95 north near the exit for Chamberlayne Avenue, state police officials posted on Facebook.

When the trooper pulled over the driver around 1 a.m., he found 5 pounds of crack cocaine and 25 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

Troopers said 36-year-old Sohail Farooque of Chester was arrested on DUI and illegal drug charges.

Farooque is being held at the Henrico County Jail, according to online records.

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