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Police: Grocery store workers find drugs in crate of bananas

Ponca City Now - December 31, 2015 9:40 am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – Police say employees at a northeast Oklahoma grocery store found a cache of illegal drugs when they opened a crate of bananas.

Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King says officers were called to the store when workers found 12 large "bricks" of drugs in a produce box Monday. He says the substance field-tested positive as methamphetamine, though formal testing will be done.

King tells the Tahlequah Daily Press that someone forgot to take out the drugs as the bananas were being shipped. He says the bananas are from Ecuador.

King says the substance weighs more than 20 pounds. He says if it’s indeed meth, it has a street value topping $800,000.

 

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