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Mass. State Police stop large heroin shipment from reaching Vermont

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HOLYOKE, Mass. -- Massachusetts State Police say they stopped a large shipment of heroin from reaching Vermont this week.

On Wednesday night, on Route 91 northbound in Holyoke, troopers say they pulled over a car with two people inside from Rutland County, Vermont.

After talking with them state police say they discovered the pair had some 1,400 packets of heroin in the car with them, with plans to bring all the drugs back to Vermont.

The 41-year-old driver, of South Wallingford, was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in heroin, marked lanes violation, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and knowingly being present where Heroin is being kept.

The female passenger, who's 23 and from Rutland, was issued a summons to appear in court for charges of drug possession and conspiracy.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has been calling attention to trying to stop the state's growing heroin and opioid problem, making it the central part of his state of the state address this year.

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