An 87-year-old veteran was arrested last week for trafficking more 228 pounds of cocaine.
Leo Sharp was pulled over on I-94 near Chelsea on Friday for improper lane use. According to records, 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.
In U.S. District Court 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 n in the federal court system.
“It’s not what it seems,” said Richard. “There’s a lot more to this story to be played out later.”
FOX 2′s Simon Shaykhet reports Sharp is married with children and works full time growing legitimate, exotic plants for a horticulture company in Indiana.
Sharp faces life in prison. A judge released him Monday on $10,000 bond. He is due to return for hearing on Nov. 10.