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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 180 pounds of prescription pills across the border into the United States.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 21-year-old Cedrik Bourgault-Morin (bohr-GOH’ moh-RAN’) was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along a railroad line into North Troy, Vermont.

Prosecutors say Bourgault-Morin was wearing white camouflage and Border Patrol agents were alerted to his presence when he triggered a sensor.

Prosecutors say agents found 300 vacuum-sealed bags of anti-anxiety Xanax pills in a duffel bag on the sled. They say the pills had a street value of $1.6 million.

Bourgault-Morin was being held Thursday in a Vermont prison. His attorney hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.

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