Police seized more than $85,000 worth of heroin on April 27 after they discovered it wrapped in butterscotch candy wrappers.
Officers approached the Queens, New York, car as it idled on a street at around 3:45 p.m. According to police, driver Jesus Perez had a suspended license.
Police took Perez and another man, 50-year-old Ivan Carvajas, into custody and searched the car, where they say they found the stashed heroin, reports New York Daily News.
“These look like harmless pieces of candy right?” Capt. Thomas Conforti, commanding officer of the 109th Precinct, tweeted on April 28. “It is actually 85K worth of heroin — Recovered in 109Pct last night!”
According to officials, heroin use has tripled in New York City over the past few years. More people now die from heroin overdoses than murder, city statistics show.
Both Perez and Carvajas are facing charges of criminal possession of narcotics, reports The Queens Courier. Perez was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and aggravated unlicensed operator.
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