PERRYVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police arrested a New York man during a traffic stop on I-95 in Cecil County on Wednesday and found heroin and a “significant amount” of fentanyl that police believe was set to be sold in Maryland.
Shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a Maryland state trooper stopped a car for speeding while it was driving on I-95 north of Perryville. Police then called a K-9 drug detection team leading to a search of the car.READ MORE: Howard County Public Schools Teacher Helps Feed Students, Families Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Police found hidden compartments operated by hydraulic pistons in the seats for the driver and front passenger seat, where they found a package of suspected fentanyl weighing more than 1,100 grams- worth $150,000.READ MORE: Ravens Home Now On Front Line of COVID-19 Battle; M&T Bank Stadium Opens As Latest Maryland Mass Vaccination Site
A package weighing almost 17 grams of suspected heroin was also found. Troopers believe the packages were being transported from New York to Maryland for street sales.
Carlos F. De La Cruz, 33, of Bronx, New York, is charged with importation of fentanyl into the state, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a large amount of narcotic, possession of fentanyl, importation of heroin into the state, possession with intent to distribute and possession of heroin.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland College Park Students Are Supposed To Be Sequestering Due To COVID-19. A Student Says They Aren't
He’s being held in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond.