Million dollars in heroin seized after U.S. 264 traffic stop
Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 10:29 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 12:04 PM EST
NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies say they seized a million dollars worth of heroin after a traffic stop on an Eastern Carolina highway.
Miguel Canela, of Baltimore, Maryland is charged with trafficking heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the purpose of narcotics.
Nash County deputies say around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, members of their Highwayway Interdiction Team stopped Canela’s pickup truck for a traffic violation on U.S. 264 near Bailey.
After a canine searched the vehicle, they found 4.6 pounds of heroin hidden in the bed of the truck.
The 38-year-old man was jailed on a $3-million bond.
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