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Cub Scouts Find Pound of Cocaine During Hike

January 10, 1989

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) _ Two Cub Scouts hiking in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve found and turned in a suitcase containing more than a pound of cocaine, police said.

Ben Courtney, 9, and Casey Luchesi, 8, discovered the brown suitcase hidden in bushes during a hike Saturday, said police spokesman Rick Bradley.

The boys took the suitcase to pack leader Alan W. Courtney, who opened it to find 570 grams of cocaine. The pack of eight boys and their leader took the suitcase and narcotics to police.

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