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Soldiers jailed for selling drugs, vests

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FORT BRAGG (AP) -- Two 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers are in jail, accused of selling drugs and body armor to an undercover FBI agent.

Court records say the 18-year-old privates offered to sell a military Humvee and a cannon.

Twenty-one-year-old Joffre Cross and 18-year-old Jason Scott Niewoit are charged with selling stolen government property.

The court records show Cross and Niewoit met an undercover FBI agent May 24th in Concord. The records say the men first offered to sell medical supplies, which the agent didn't buy. They say Cross then offered a desert-camouflage bullet-resistant vest with protective plates and a helmet.

The agent agreed to buy both for 900 dollars and also bought medical drugs.

Attorneys for the men would not talk about the charges.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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