Saturday, 2:15 PM
Traffic stop on Cape yields $15K worth of heroin
By Casey Ramsdell, Globe Correspondent
A 19-year-old man was arrested early today in Orleans and charged with trafficking of heroin after police found about $15,000 dollars worth of the drug in his vehicle.
John K. Hurst of Brewster was pulled over about 12:25 a.m. for an expired inspection sticker, said Orleans Police Detective Kevin Higgins. After suspicions arose and a search was conducted, police found 426 individual bags of heroin, along with cash and hypodermic needles, Higgins said.
Hurst pleaded not guilty in Orleans District Court today. He was held on $2,000 cash bail and was sent to the Barnstable jail. This is the second motor vehicle stop in three weeks that has resulted in a seizure of a large amount of heroin and cash in Orleans, police said.
Hurst's lawyer, Jon Stetkis, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.