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Bra Magnet Is Key To Drug Cache

February 29, 2000

ENON, Ohio (AP) _ A magnet hidden in a woman’s bra led state troopers to 22 pounds of cocaine hidden in a van.

The State Highway Patrol said the van had been stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 on Friday, and a police dog smelled drugs.

But where were the drugs?

A female officer found a magnet in Eunice Santana’s bra during a patdown search. The magnet, it turned out, aligned with a device in the van’s center console, providing access to a secret compartment holding the drugs.

Santana, 24, of New York City, and the driver, Giberto Nunez, 32, of Fairview, N.J., were arrested.

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