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15 kilos of suspected narcotics found during traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Henry County

Posted at 8:59 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 21:01:26-04

HENRY COUNTY — Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after deputies found 15 kilos of suspected narcotics during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Henry County, authorities said.

Deputies from the Hancock County and Henry County sheriff's office found the suspected heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine inside a speaker box after they pulled a vehicle over for following too closely, according to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. The deputies are apart of a multi-jurisdiction criminal interdiction task force.

A 27-year-old, of Brooklyn, New York, and a 39-year-old, of the Dominican Republic, were arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of dealing narcotics and one count of dealing a controlled substance, according to the release. The 39-year-old is in the country illegally as an over-stay tourist and being held on a federal detainer.

Formal charges have not been filed, according to online court records.