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COCAINE FOUND IN STORE BEHIND VIDEO GAME

COCAINE FOUND IN STORE BEHIND VIDEO GAME

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A High Point police officer patrolling a Centennial Street store Friday morning found what appears to be cocaine valued at $3,000 stashed behind merchandise on a shelf.

Officer Kyle E. Shearer said he found two rocks of cocaine wrapped in plastic behind a video game at Cliff's Variety Store, 514 S. Centennial St.Shearer said he thinks someone stashed the rocks - which weigh nearly two ounces - when police walked into the store, which is a few steps from one of High Point's most notorious drug-dealing areas.

The owner of the cocaine hasn't been identified, and no charges are expected, Shearer said.

Police are questioning whether the rocks are actually cocaine, because it's unusual for someone to leave behind such a large amount, Shearer said. They will be retested next week.

``A lot of people will try to sell counterfeit stuff,' he said. ``I've charged some people who used Dial soap and shaped it to look like cocaine rocks.'

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