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Police: Soap story just doesn’t wash

on November 16, 2013 10:19 AM

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Homemade soap? Nope.

Pennsylvania state troopers say that was the exchange that landed a New York City duo in jail on cocaine trafficking charges.

The (Easton) Times-Express reports that Annadel Cruz, 26, and Alexander Bernstein, 30, were stopped for speeding Thursday in a rental car on Interstate 78 in South Whitehall Township, outside Allentown.

Troopers said they smelled marijuana and found more than 4 pounds of a white powdery substance wrapped in tape in a factory compartment on a side wall of the car.

Police said Cruz claimed the packages contained soap she had made but police say the drugs field-tested positive for cocaine.


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