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Guilty plea expected from alleged drug courier, 89

One of the oldest criminal defendants to set foot in Detroit federal court is returning for a guilty plea in a drug case.

Leo Sharp is 89 years old and lives in Michigan City, Ind. In 2011, he was busted on Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County with more than 200 pounds of cocaine. When a state trooper stopped him, Sharp was upset and declared, "Just kill me and let me leave this planet."

Sharp is due in court Tuesday. He's one of 19 people under indictment. The government says he transported more than 1,400 pounds of cocaine to Michigan between 2009 and 2011.

Sharp was facing at least 10 years in prison if he had lost at trial.

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Guilty plea expected from alleged drug courier, 89

Tuesday, October 8 2013, 09:59 AM EDT

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