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Traffic stop turns up 1,000 baggies of heroin

L. SAUCON TWP., Pa. - Police said a car’s tinted windows lead authorities to 1,000 baggies of heroin in the trunk.

Winston J. King, 40, and Tynika L. Moses, 42, both of Somerset County., N.J., are facing drug charges following their arrests Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township. District Judge Alicia Zito arraigned the pair late Wednesday night, setting bail for King at $75,000 and at $50,000 for Moses.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper spotted a Dodge Charger with tinted windows driving west on I-78 in the left lane shortly after 2 p.m. The trooper with the Belfast barracks conducted a traffic stop because the tint prevented anyone from seeing inside the car, according to court records.

Moses, who owned the car, was behind the wheel with King in the passenger seat. During the traffic stop, the trooper said he saw “multiple signs of criminal activities.” Court records do not specify what exactly he saw.

Police said Moses agreed to a search of the car and said King had only one bag in the vehicle. The trooper allegedly found a white plastic bag in the trunk containing 20 bricks of heroin or 1,000 baggies wrapped in paper.

Police charged Moses and King each with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Moses also faces a pair of summary traffic offenses.

After failing to post bail, they were both sent to Northampton County Prison to await preliminary hearings scheduled for Oct. 16.​


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