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Cocaine Found In 82-Year-Old Woman's Car

Published On: May 09 2012 10:55:12 AM CDT   Updated On: May 09 2012 10:32:37 AM CDT

More than a pound of cocaine was found in the engine compartment of an 82-year-old woman?s car.

A mechanic at B.A. Wackerli on North Holmes contacted the Idaho Falls police shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday about a suspicious package wrapped in black electrical tape found in front of the motor by the radiator.

Police field tested the substance and confirmed it to be cocaine. It weighed 1.16 pounds.

Police said it?s likely the cocaine was hidden in the car by an unknown person before the woman bought it 11 years ago. The car was a former rental.