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Fishing pals hook trouble: 24 kilos of cocaine

Fishing pals hook trouble: 24 kilos of cocaine

Fishing buddies Taylor "Rip" Oldfield and Norman Fuhrman may have a whopper of a tale to tell a judge some day. The two were angling off the Florida Keys a few weeks ago when they reeled in the big one: 24 kilos of cocaine. Rather than toss it back into the ocean — or inform authorities — they apparently tried to convert the catch to cash, deputies said. "Not a real good idea," said Orange County sheriff's Capt. Carlos Espinosa, commander of the agency's narcotics division. Oldfield, 24, and Fuhrman, 29, were arrested Thursday after trying to sell some of the cocaine, which was packaged in bricks inside vacuum-sealed bags, according to a...

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