Published on April 17th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Police: Traffic stop nets 1,237 bags of heroin
Bensalem police arrested two Trenton men and seized more than 1,200 small bags of heroin during a traffic stop along Route 1 near Old Lincoln Highway.
Omar Fieysal Algimer, 21, and Davon Raheem Craig, 20, were arrested and charged with felony possession with the intent to deliver and related charges.
Both were arraigned via video by on-call District Judge Michael Burns in Morrisville and sent to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $250,000 bail.
According to court records, Bensalem police were on patrol at about 1:55 p.m. Sunday when police saw a black 1998 Infinity i30 driving north on Route 1 at Old Lincoln Highway. Police said the car did not have proper tags, its windows were heavily tinted and the driver’s side brake light did not work, so they pulled the car over.
Algimer, who was driving, gave consent for police to search the vehicle, according to court records. While searching the trunk, police found a black plastic bag. Inside the bag were five 1-foot-long rectangles wrapped in magazine pages, investigators said. In court filings, a police official said he “recognized these items as ‘sleeves,’ which contain a large amount of heroin, which is prepackaged for sale.
Police opened the five sleeves at police headquarters and counted the number of bags. Police said each sleeve contained five “bricks’ of heroin, each brick contained about five “bundles,’ and each bundle contained about 10 1-inch-by-1-inch bags of heroin. There was a total of 1,237 bags of heroin within the five sleeves, police said.
The suspected drugs were placed into evidence and sent to Bucks County’s crime lab for analysis.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled tentatively for later this month before Bensalem District Judge Joseph Falcone.
Source: phillyburbs.com “Police: Traffic stop nets 1,237 bags of heroin,” April 17, 2013.