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Traffic stop turns up heroin

2.2-pound haul worth $70,000, police estimate

A traffic stop that netted more than 2 pounds of heroin landed a Fort Wayne man in jail Thursday evening.

Miguel Verduzco-Valaz­quez, 32, of the 7000 block of Covington Road, faces pre­liminary charges including dealing a controlled substance and re­sist­ing law enforcement. When police stopped Verduzco-Valazquez about 6:30 p.m. on Covington Road, they found out he had a sus­pended license, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. When the of­fi­cer went to return to Verduzco-Valazquez’s car, he got out and ran, the department said.

Police caught him after a chase through Greenwood Cemetery. A police dog alerted there might be to drugs in the car, and a search turned up a little more than 1 kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of heroin, police said.

Investigators estimated the street value at more than $70,000.

cmeyers@jg.netA traffic stop that netted more than two pounds of heroin landed a Fort Wayne man in jail Thursday evening.

Miguel Verduzco-Valazquez, 32, of the 7000 block of Covington Road, faces preliminary charges of dealing a controlled substance, resisting law enforcement and driving while never having received a license.

When police stopped Verduzco-Valazquez about 6:30 p.m. on Covington Road they found out he had a suspended license and when the officer went to return to Verduzco-Valazquez’s car he got out and ran, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said.

Police chased him through Greenwood Cemetery and caught him shortly thereafter.

A police dog alerted there might be drugs in the car and a search turned up a little more than one kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of heroin, police said.

Investigators put the street value for the drug at more than $70,000.

cmeyers@jg.net

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