• Man finds hidden compartment full of heroin in his newly bought car

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    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.

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