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Pennsylvania resident finds "significant amount" of buried cocaine while doing yardwork

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LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) -- A Pennsylvania resident dug up a "significant amount" of cocaine while doing yard work, police in Dauphin County said.

Lower Swatara Township police said they were called to a home on Riverview Drive around 7:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of a suspicious item that had been found. 

When police got there, they said they spoke to a resident who was doing yardwork. While working, they found a "suspicious item," which police took for testing.

(Photo: Lower Swatara Township police)

Police said they later learned and confirmed with testing that the item was a "significant amount" of cocaine packaged for sale.

Investigators entered the item into evidence, and police said a case has been opened. 

Police didn't provide any other details or speculate on how the cocaine got there or how long it had been buried. 

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