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ISP: $150K in suspected heroin found in vehicle

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More than five pounds of suspected heroin was confiscated on Sunday following a traffic stop in Jasper County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 8 a.m. Pedro A. Burgos, 26, of Miami, Fla., was southbound on I-65 at the 205 mile marker, near the Remington exit, after a trooper clocked him at 97 miles per hour in a zone posted at 70 mph.

“Inconsistencies” in Burgos’ “story and actions” made the trooper “suspicious of criminal activity,” and in a free-air search with his K-9 partner the trooper found four duct-taped packages in the front passenger’s seat back panel, police said. Those packages contained suspected heroin with a street value of $150,000, police said.

Burgos was arrested on charges of dealing a narcotic drug and possession of a narcotic drug and was issued a citation for speeding, police said.

Burgos was transported to the Jasper County Jail.


Posted 7/8/2013