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Ill. traffic stop yields 237 pounds in cocaine

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say approximately 237 pounds of cocaine were found during a traffic stop on Interstate 55 in central Illinois.

The drugs are worth between $2.1 million and $3.7 million.

Three men were charged with possession on Friday in connection with the traffic stop.

Authorities say a McClean County Sheriff's Office K9 united pulled over a motor home driven by one of the men northeast of Normal. The cocaine was found in a concealed compartment in the vehicle.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating.

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