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Harrisburg traffic stop leads to discovery of 70 bags of heroin in vehicle, police say

A loaded semi automatic handgun was located alongside the suspected heroin, according to Harrisburg Police. Two suspects are in custody.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Harrisburg Police pulled over a driver for a traffic violation and discovered 70 bags of heroin, according to reports. 

The driver, identified as Maritza Hernandez-Vazquez, was pulled over on Interstate 83 South for a traffic violation near the city at 7:03 p.m. on June 21, police say. 

A search of the vehicle was conducted and Harrisburg police allegedly located a loaded semi automatic handgun alongside the 70 bags of suspected heroin. 

Hernandez-Vazquez was charged with possession with intent to distribute as well as possessing a firearm without a concealed carry permit. 

The passenger, Jesus Santos-Rodriguez, was also arrested and charged for drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement, according to police. 

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