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      Drug bust takes $27k in cocaine off the streets

      27 oz of cocaine taken off the streets / LCSD

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Lexington County officials say they've taken around $27,000 worth of cocaine off the streets over the weekend.

      The Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested 25-year-old Benjamin Jonathan Newman Sunday and seized about 27 ounces of drugs intended for sale.

      An undercover investigation led officials to Newman when they say they tried to trade 50 pounds of marijuana for the cocaine.

      Deputies also say they found a stolen grill and a utility trailer with ATVs.

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      Newman is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

      Do you think America has lost the war on drugs as a major panel has recently claimed? If so, what options are available? Leave your thoughts below.

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