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Jan 10, 2014 10:13 AM by AP (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

Man indicted over cocaine found at La. airport

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal grand jury has accused a 51-year-old Colorado man of trying to transport more than 70 pounds of cocaine through Baton Rouge, La., on a private plane.

Federal authorities say the plane with the drugs and Vincenzo Salzano on board was intercepted in October.

Salzano, of Aurora, Colo., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Baton Rouge on one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

If convicted on both counts, he faces up to life in prison, $20 million in fines, and forfeiture of the airplane and any proceeds derived from the activity.

Officials say the drug bust prevented $1 million worth of cocaine from being delivered to Atlanta.

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