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Traffic Stop Turns into Big Heroin Bust

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A New Jersey man is behind bars in Erie tonight, after a state police traffic stop turned into a big heroin bust.

State police stopped 43-year-old Zavia Johnson of Newark on the Bargain Road overpass of Interstate 79 southbound Friday morning.

They say he committed a couple of traffic violations. Inside his rented car with Jersey plates, they found 175 bricks of heroin, with a street value of a quarter of a million dollars.

Johnson also had $7,000 cash.

Tonight he's facing felony charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin. He's in the Erie County Prison, with cash bond set at a quarter of a million dollars.

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