Man, 87, Accused of Transporting 228 Pounds of Cocaine

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM EDT

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Man, 87, Accused of Transporting 228 Pounds of Cocaine

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM EDT

According to a story in the Detroit News, an 87-year-old Indiana man was arrested last Friday in Michigan and is facing drug charges after federal agents said they found 228 pounds of cocaine in the back of his pickup truck during a traffic stop.

According to the Detroit News story, the man reportedly told a judge he "was forced to do what I did by gunpoint" at a hearing in federal court Monday. He is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

Read the Detroit News story HERE.