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The San Diego Pot and Coke Connection at work

With the convention business squeezed by recession, ever wonder who’s filling all those airline seats to San Diego? Likely suspects: drug dealers. A lot of news coverage here highlights the Mexican side of the drug trade, but a recent report from America’s heartland, namely central Pennsylvania, shows San Diego’s domestic pot and cocaine connection at work:

"A six-week investigation into a drug-trafficking operation that routinely brought bundles of more than 50 pounds of marijuana to the midstate has resulted in the arrest of three men.

“Court documents state that since early March agents used a global positioning system on the pickup truck used to haul the trailer to track shipments of marijuana and cocaine from San Diego.

“According to the documents, an informant told the agents in March about a group that regularly traveled to San Diego to obtain marijuana and cocaine.

“The informant said Zimmer and Hartung would fly to San Diego to make the purchases while the informant and Houser were paid to drive there to pick it up and bring the drugs to central Pennsylvania.

“The attorney general's office said the street value of the drugs the group brought back to the area was more than $750,000.”

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With the convention business squeezed by recession, ever wonder who’s filling all those airline seats to San Diego? Likely suspects: drug dealers. A lot of news coverage here highlights the Mexican side of the drug trade, but a recent report from America’s heartland, namely central Pennsylvania, shows San Diego’s domestic pot and cocaine connection at work:

"A six-week investigation into a drug-trafficking operation that routinely brought bundles of more than 50 pounds of marijuana to the midstate has resulted in the arrest of three men.

“Court documents state that since early March agents used a global positioning system on the pickup truck used to haul the trailer to track shipments of marijuana and cocaine from San Diego.

“According to the documents, an informant told the agents in March about a group that regularly traveled to San Diego to obtain marijuana and cocaine.

“The informant said Zimmer and Hartung would fly to San Diego to make the purchases while the informant and Houser were paid to drive there to pick it up and bring the drugs to central Pennsylvania.

“The attorney general's office said the street value of the drugs the group brought back to the area was more than $750,000.”

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