Bensalem Police Find $1.2 Million Worth of Heroin During Traffic Stop

A Bensalem police officer's K-9 partner sniffed $1.2 million worth of hidden heroin after Miguel Rodriguez, 49, of Massachusetts was pulled over Tuesday.

bensalem's k-9. Credit: Bensalem Police Facebook
bensalem's k-9. Credit: Bensalem Police Facebook

Bensalem police got drugs off the street Tuesday—$1.2 million worth of them.

A Massachusetts man who was stopped for not using his signal was later found with $1.2 million worth of heroin in his car, the Courier Times reported.

According to the report, the man, Miguel Rodriguez, 49, of Lowell, was stopped on Lincoln Highway near the turnpike. 

When Rodriguez acted extremely nervous and lied about recent travel, an officer became suspicious and used his K-9 partner to sniff the car, police told the Courier Times.

The dog found four kilos of heroin in a hidden compartment in the car, the report said.

Rodriguez was sent to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $1 million bail, court records show.

Henry Wilson May 16, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Good work by BPD and the K-9 officer! Good dog!
chattypatty226 May 18, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Good job!!! Thanks!!!! Good doggie!!!
mrk1208 May 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Great job BPD & doggie! That's one deadly drug…
Steve May 24, 2014 at 03:10 PM
One can only imagine if all the other departments in se pa were making the inroads in finding and prosecuting these type of cases how much better we would be. Pulling guns and drugs off the street doesn't compare to the overtime speed traps run by the some other departments thinking they are making a difference. Nice work Bensalem PD.


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