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A high school basketball and track team coach died when he and his brother-in-law attempted to rob a Mexican drug cartel stash house in North Carolina.

Police say Barney Harris and his brother-in-law Steven Stewart Jr. used cell phone apps to pinpoint the locations of the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel stash houses.

Authorities say Harris lived a double life. He coached high school basketball while moonlighting to steal money and drugs from cartels.

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Harris (left) and Stewart (right) apparently targeted the cartels because their members are unlikely to call the police when they are robbed.

Unfortunately, the cartel members had more firepower and a gunfight ensued when Harris and Alexander broke into the mobile home in the early morning hours of April 8.

Harris's bullet-riddled body was found in one of the bedrooms. His bulletproof vest offered little protection against the cartel's high-powered arsenal.

The high school where Harris coached basketball and taught Spanish honored him with a memorial page. However, the page was removed when the circumstances surrounding Harris's death were revealed.