Michigan State Police say they have found more than 100 bricks of cocaine in a pickup truck driven by an 87-year-old man, ClickOnDetroit.com reported on Monday.
The man, Leo Sharp, was pulled over on Friday for following too close and improper lane use on Insterstate 94, police said, according to a story on ClickOnDetroit. A K-9 unit then detected the drugs, which were in black bags in the bed of Sharp's pickup truck.
In total, 104 brick-shaped packages of cocaine, weighing about 228 pounds, were confiscated, police said, according to The Associated Press.
Sharp was charged with possession with intent to deliver.
In a court appearance on Monday, Sharp told the judge he was forced at "gunpoint" to carry the load. Judge Mark Randon released Sharp, of Michigan City, Indiana, on $10,000 bond on Monday and scheduled a next hearing in the case for November.
A criminal complaint signed by a DEA agent is thin on details, and there was no mention in court about Sharp's destination. Outside court, Sharp told The Associated Press that he's innocent.