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Police seize more than $100,000 in heroin

April 10, 2013
Daniel Diaz SOURCE DELAWARE STATE POLICE

Officers with the Delaware State Police Governor's Task Force seized more than $100,000 in heroin following a traffic stop near the I-95 and Route 141 intersection in New Castle.

Police stopped a vehicle April 8 driven by Daniel Diaz, 33, of Newark. Inside the car, police found a hidden compartment with 10,026 individual bags of heroin totaling 250.5 grams, said Sgt. Paul Shavack, spokesman for the Delaware State Police.

In addition to the heroin, police said Diaz was carrying $2,500, Shavack said.

Police arrested Diaz and charged him with drug dealing in a Tier 5 quantity and possession of heroin in Tier 4 quantity.

He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $120,000 secured bond.