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Traffic stop nets 10 kilos of cocaine

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A man hauling 10 kilograms of cocaine in a rented SUV apparently looked so intently into the rear-view mirror for blue lights that his erratic driving caught the attention of police , investigators say.

The driver, Barry Cook, 50, was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 20 at Walton Way Extension for failure to maintain his lane, records show.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers on Cook's 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, which had been rented in Atlanta, and a search revealed 10 kilograms, or 22 pounds, of cocaine with a street value of $500,000 in a cooler, said Richmond County s heriff's Sgt. Allan Rollins.

Cook, of Nichols, S.C., was ticketed for the traffic violation and arrested on charges of trafficking in cocaine and driving on a suspended license. His passenger, James Cox, 63, was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in cocaine.

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snoopdawg99
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snoopdawg99 09/14/10 - 10:34 pm
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wtg guys hope you get them

wtg guys hope you get them all off the street

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/14/10 - 10:42 pm
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It appears someone tipped off

It appears someone tipped off law enforcement.

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 09/14/10 - 10:53 pm
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Thankful to hear news like

Thankful to hear news like this.

Quack Quack Quack
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Quack Quack Quack 09/14/10 - 10:54 pm
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That's why they call it

That's why they call it DOPE!!!!

georgetee
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georgetee 09/14/10 - 11:00 pm
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woot,woot.word..........

woot,woot.word..........

dwb619
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dwb619 09/14/10 - 11:09 pm
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Years ago a good friend of

Years ago a good friend of mine was a SLED agent. He told me that a lot of the really big dope busts were the result of competitors ratting each other out.

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dougk 09/14/10 - 11:42 pm
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Yes, that's it....looking too

Unpublished

Yes, that's it....looking too intently in the rear view mirror.
That does you in everytime......

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/15/10 - 12:01 am
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Ah, so that is why it's so

Ah, so that is why it's so quiet around the burb's tonight, shipment interruptus. :-)

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1CowboyFan 09/15/10 - 04:38 am
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10 kilos ... someone is going

10 kilos ... someone is going to die.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 09/15/10 - 05:23 am
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Transporting with a suspended

Transporting with a suspended license. Increase the risk of a high risk job. Good idea. I suspect someone's been sampling the product.

Zoe
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Zoe 09/15/10 - 07:13 am
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BUSTED Just curious..do all

BUSTED
Just curious..do all police cars carry drug sniffin' dogs?

btw.....that's aLOT of damn dope.

Zoe
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Zoe 09/15/10 - 07:15 am
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Johnston. I'd say sampling

Johnston. I'd say sampling the product increased the risk of his high risk job. (paranoia) not driving with a suspended license.

Zoe
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Zoe 09/15/10 - 07:16 am
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lmaool at cowboyfan

lmaool at cowboyfan

boredinaug
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boredinaug 09/15/10 - 07:43 am
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Haha FallingLeaves &

Haha FallingLeaves & CowboyFan! Sad commentary to both of your comments... but oh so true!!

Indigo
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Indigo 09/15/10 - 07:43 am
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SCORE! Way to go!

SCORE! Way to go!

swinter05
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swinter05 09/15/10 - 08:41 am
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The "coolness" that is

The "coolness" that is associated with "not snitching", isn't so cool when you're the one that gets busted. Young, old, black, white.....99% of them caught, has and will continue to "snitch" for a lesser charge. I think it's great what our law enforcement is doing!! Keep up the good work.

disssman
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disssman 09/15/10 - 08:51 am
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Wow. Senior citizen drug

Wow. Senior citizen drug realers. Whats next?

mgr
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mgr 09/15/10 - 10:52 am
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Riverman your exactly right.

Riverman your exactly right. A deputy waited at that location for over 2 hours prior to him coming through, then about 10 suddenly showed up at the same location. That wasn't erattic driving it was a tipped set-up.

fontana
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fontana 09/15/10 - 11:18 am
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Price of coke just went up in

Price of coke just went up in the CSRA!

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corgimom 09/15/10 - 06:52 pm
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"A man hauling 10 kilograms

"A man hauling 10 kilograms of cocaine in a rented SUV apparently looked so intently into the rear-view mirror for blue lights that his erratic driving caught the attention of police , investigators say."

Oh, absolutely.

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pommom38 09/15/10 - 07:45 pm
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Gee, what did ya do Mgr?

Gee, what did ya do Mgr? Stake out that exact spot for over 2 hours?
Anyone that drives through the area on I-20 knows the law is out constantly, who needs a dang tipster?? Ya'll been watching way to many mob movies.. lmao
That, or the *all knowing crystal ball* you own is batting a 1000.. roflmao
If law was *tipped*, they have no reason to not divulge that info.

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billoftt 09/15/10 - 08:02 pm
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I tell ya, drug mules get

I tell ya, drug mules get busted because they get pulled over for the stupidest stuff.

pommom38
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pommom38 09/15/10 - 08:33 pm
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haha.. Right you are.

haha.. Right you are. Sometimes being overcautious and/or paranoid get ya everytime:)

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countyman 09/15/10 - 09:50 pm
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I-20 is a major drug

I-20 is a major drug connection...

countyman
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countyman 09/15/10 - 09:53 pm
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Ooops.. Sorry for the extra

Ooops.. Sorry for the extra post.

countyman
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countyman 09/15/10 - 10:01 pm
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Atlanta is now the #1 drug

Atlanta is now the #1 drug hub in the southeast replacing Miami...

countyman
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countyman 09/15/10 - 10:41 pm
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I guess he went to Atlanta

I guess he went to Atlanta and got the drugs... Came down to Augusta to drop some off. Then he probably was going to Columbia next.

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suikostinger 09/20/10 - 05:31 pm
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