Nearly 220 pounds of cocaine almost crossed the border into Michigan and now those drugs won't have a chance of getting on our streets.

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Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron

I have spent a lot of time in Port Huron. I have done a lot of fishing in the St. Clair River and when I was a traveling musician I played in a club in Port Huron several times over the years.

Port Huron is right across from Sarnia, Ontario. Lots of Michiganders and Canadians cross the bridge every day. Port Huron is pretty quiet with lots of ships passing through. Plus, there are lots of semi-trucks that carry goods to and from both countries across the Blue Water Bridge.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

I also crossed that bridge when going to Canada to bear hunt, so I know a little about the border patrol between the United States and Canada. You have to be straight up with what you have in your vehicles and be specific on your visit. If border patrol feels you are acting suspicious you will get searched. Don't try and be funny at the border either or you may not get across. Plus, they do so many random searches per day that could happen at any time.

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