Traffic stop yields huge heroin bust

PERRYVILLE, Md. (WMAR) - A traffic stop on I-95 in Cecil County resulted in the arrested of a North Carolina man and the recovery of thousands of packages of heroin ready for sale and more than $70,000 in suspected drug money.

At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Maryland State trooper stopped a 2006 Cadillac SUV for following too closely on southbound I-95, north of Perryville.

During his interview with the driver Alterick Boyd, 37, and the sole occupant of the car, the trooper made numerous observations that prompted him to call a K-9 unit for a drug scan.

The drug dog alerted troopers that there were drugs in the car, and troopers began their search.

In the cargo area of the SUV, the trooper found a box in which were 5,000 wax bindles, each containing what is suspected to be brown heroin. Also in the box, the trooper found additional packages of suspected heroin, a quantity of powder used to cut heroin, several hundred empty wax bindles and a grinder.

The estimated street value of heroin recovered is more than $100,000. The trooper also found two shoe boxes containing cash which totaled $78,655 and is believed to be drug-related money.

Boyd was charged with importation of heroin into the state, possession of 28 grams or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin, production of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He is being held in the Cecil County Detention Center on $200,000 bond. 

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