Dumb Criminals — 26 October 2011
Man Arrested Smuggling Bricks–Not Those Kind of Bricks

A Michigan state trooper stopped 87-year-old Leo Sharp for improper lane usage earlier this week.  It seemed to be a routine traffic stop, but when the trooper asked to search the Sharp’s vehicle, he refused.  Something about Sharp must have seemed suspicious, because the trooper radioed for a drug-sniffing dog.  Nothing could have prepared the trooper for what he would find in this elderly grandfather’s trunk: 104 bricks of cocaine worth nearly $3 million.   Sharp was arrested and is now facing life imprisonment.  Worse still, with the cocaine confiscated, Sharp will have to think of whole new list of Christmas gifts for the grandkids.

Meanwhile, isn’t it a little hypocritical for the police to employ drug-sniffing dogs?  What’s next, drug-injecting squirrels?  Just sayin’.

Source: Man, 87, Arrested in Michigan with 104 Bricks of Cocaine in Vehicle (WJBK FOX 2, Detroit)

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Taylor has been a full-time, professional writer for over three years. On the nights and weekends, he is pursuing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two dogs.

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