Maryland State Police troopers recently announced that they seized what they suspect to be $100,000 worth of heroin from a vehicle stopped on Interstate 95 near Perryville, according to DelmarvaNow.com. The vehicle was searched during a routine traffic stop, when officers called in a dog to sniff the vehicle for any possible controlled substances.
Police said that the objects they seized included bundles of what appeared to be uncut heroin, empty containers of the kind often used to transport heroin, and items that could be used to “cut” or dilute heroin to the concentrations normally sold on the street. They also discovered $78,000 in cash. The vehicle’s driver, a North Carolina resident, is being held on suspicion of several drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Maryland has strict criminal penalties for those convicted of possessing and/or selling certain drugs, including heroin. Both possessing heroin itself and possessing the items needed to prepare heroin for sale may be charged as crimes in Maryland. Possession with intent to distribute heroin is a felony in Maryland, and a conviction may mean up to 20 years in prison, $25,000 in fines, and other penalties for a first offense.
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