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Video: 87-Year-Old Man Arrested With 228 Pounds of Cocaine

| by Michael Allen

87-year-old veteran Leo Sharp was pulled over on I-94 near Chelsea, Michigan on Friday for improper lane use, but ended up in a huge drug bust (video below).

According to reports, a state trooper asked Sharp for permission to search his car, but Sharp refused. A drug sniffing dog was called to the scene and found 104 brick-sized block of cocaine worth nearly $3 million dollars.

In court on Monday, Sharp said he was forced at gunpoint to haul the drugs. Attorney Ray Richards claims his client was confused by the questioning since it was his first time in the federal court system.

"It's not what it seems," said Richards. "There's a lot more to this story to be played out later."

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Sharp is married with children and works full time growing legitimate, exotic plants for a horticulture company in Indiana.

For hauling 288 pounds of cociane, he faces life in prison. A judge released him Monday on $10,000 bond. He is due to return for hearing on Nov. 10.