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WA Truck Driver Faces US Drug Charges in Nevada

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A truck driver from Washington State has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges after the Nevada Highway Patrol says he hid heroin and methamphetamine in his tractor trailer hauling watermelons.

A federal grand jury in Reno indicted 38-year-old Victor Orozco of Grandview, Wash., this week on charges of possession with intent to distribute both drugs.

A patrolman says he found 26 pounds of meth and six pounds of heroin when he pulled Orozco over for a commercial vehicle inspection last month on U.S. Highway 6 in White Pine County. He says he found the drugs wrapped in plastic in a duffel back in the sleeping compartment after Orozco consented to a search.

If convicted, he faces 10 years to life in prison and up to a $10 million fine.

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