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British Columbia man accused in Spokane of hauling cocaine

SPOKANE, Wash. - Drug Enforcement Administration agents found 80 pounds of cocaine in an SUV rented in Spokane by a man from Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

Agents seized the drug last Wednesday and arrested the 36-year-old, Michael Barry Yuill.

He was in Spokane federal court Tuesday for a bail hearing. His public defender, Jaime Hawk, described Yuill as a low-level player in the alleged drug ring.

The Spokesman-Review reports federal agents were tipped off by Spokane International Airport police who became suspicious of the Canadian because he rented several SUVs in the last four months and returned them with high mileage - between 2600 and 3200 miles.

The cocaine seized was in two large duffel bags and wrapped in "38 clear, heat-sealed, plastic packages," according to court documents.

 

 

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