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Police: Driver had 4 pounds of heroin inside car

The drugs seized by police. Masachusetts State Police

When a motorist failed to stop at a stop sign, Massachusetts State Police pulled him over and discovered four pounds of heroin and $1,757 in cash inside the car on Wednesday, according to a police statement.

Alex Hernandez, 37, of Roxbury, was arrested on Columbia Road in Boston Thursday night and charged with trafficking heroin, possession of false RMV documents, furnishing a false name, failure to stop, and failure to signal.

Hernandez was arraigned Thursday in Dorchester Municipal Court. Prosecutors requested a bail of $500,000 with the conditions that Hernandez surrender his passport and wear a GPS monitor in the event he is released on bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

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Judge Serge Georges set bail at $200,000, imposed the requested conditions of the release, and ordered Hernandez to abide by a curfew. He returns to court on March 10.

His attorney was not immediately available for comment.

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