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Cops: Man stopped for speeding found with over 2 lbs of heroin


BETHLEHEM, N.Y. - New York State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the town of Bethlehem on Wednesday only to discover one kilogram of heroin in the car.

Police say they received an anonymous tip that a car traveling on I-87 may be transporting a large amount of illegal drugs. State Police observed a vehicle matching the description which was speeding, stopped the car and beginning speaking to the driver, 27-year-old Miguel Hemenegildo from Jackson Heights.

Through their investigation, State Police allegedly discovered a hidden compartment located inside the vehicle which contained approximately 1 kilogram of heroin (2.2 lbs).

Hemenegildo was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st-degree, speeding, and other Vehicle and Traffic Law charges. He is currently being held without bail in the Albany County Jail.

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