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A black bear apparently killed itself with an overdose of cocaine after discovering a batch of the drug believed to have been dropped by parachuting smuggler Andrew Thornton, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said a torn duffel bag and traces of cocaine were found in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and a dead 175-pound black bear was found among the ripped-open packages. Agent Gary Garner said the cocaine was believed to have been dropped in September from a plane piloted by Thornton, who jumped to his death with a faulty parachute.

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