CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man bothered by a rattle in a car he'd recently bought at an Ohio auto auction has found 2 pounds of heroin in a secret compartment inside the vehicle.
WCPO-TV reports the man drove the Volkswagen Jetta for several weeks before discovering the heroin beneath the front passenger seat.
Investigators found more than 6 ½ pounds of heroin in the car eight months ago after the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested a former Mexican law enforcement officer who said a drug cartel forced him to drive the drugs across the country.
A Highway Patrol spokesman says the car was thoroughly searched before it was released to the auction.
The auction company has agreed to take the car back.
Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com