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500 bags of heroin found in car stopped in NY

Friday, March 21, 2014
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— State police say a Vermont man and two people from New Jersey have been charged after troopers say they found hundreds of bags of heroin inside a vehicle they pulled over on an upstate New York highway.

Police say a trooper stopped the car for speeding in Interstate 87's northbound lanes Thursday afternoon in the Warren County town of Queensbury, 50 miles north of Albany.

Authorities say a search of the vehicle carried out by troopers and a county sheriff's K-9 unit uncovered a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, 500 bags of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

The 23-year-old Burlington, Vt., man driving the car was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

A 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from New Jersey, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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