Five kilos of heroin seized from speeding car

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 4:44 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Texas man is in the Pitt County jail under a multi-million dollar bond after police say they found five kilos of heroin in his car.

Greenville police say Eric Martinez was pulled over for speeding Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m. at Greenville Boulevard and North Memorial Drive.

Officers say they searched the man’s BMW after spotting crystal meth pipe in plain view. Inside a book bag they found over $500,000 of heroin. This as police say they also discovered meth in the pants pocket of the 40-year-old man.

Martinez is charged with:

  • Trafficking opium or heroin
  • Possess methamphetamine
  • Possess drug paraphernalia

The man from Eagle Pass, Texas, was jailed on a $4.5 million bond.

Inside a book bag they found over $500,000 of heroin.
Inside a book bag they found over $500,000 of heroin.(Greenville police)

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