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TEMPLE, Ga. - Authorities are investigating the reported theft of a tractor-trailer carrying about $8.8 million in pharmaceutical drugs from a truck stop in Georgia.
Temple Police Chief Ed Whitt said the stolen 2007 Peterbilt 18-wheeler was valued at $100,000. He said the medication it was hauling included blood thinners and cold and nasal medicine. The theft happened Friday night at the Pilot truck stop off Interstate 20.
Authorities say they don't know if the thieves were aware of the cargo when they targeted the rig.
It was the second theft of a tractor-trailer at the truck stop in recent months. Whitt said in May another driver stopped for a shower and returned to find his rig gone. He was not hauling any cargo.
Information from: Times-Georgian, http://www.times-georgian.com/