Deputies find cocaine, candy laced with drugs

    Pictured: Hancock County Jail. (Tom Russo | Daily Reporter)
    Pictured: Hancock County Jail. (Tom Russo | Daily Reporter)

    HENRY COUNTY — Local sheriff’s deputies found $200,000 worth of cocaine and gummy bears laced with drugs in a car during a traffic stop along Interstate 70 this week, officials said.

    Officers with the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement, or PACE, team — a multi-agency task force that patrols Interstate 70 from Marion County to the Ohio line — found 5.5 pounds of cocaine along with several hundred dollars’ worth of drug-laced candies hidden inside a car Monday morning in Henry County.

    The driver, 32-year-old Samuel Miranda of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested and now faces a Level 2 felony count of dealing cocaine and a Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana, records show.

    Read more in an upcoming edition of the Daily Reporter.

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    Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or