Police: Soap story just doesn’t wash
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.