Brockton: Motor vehicle stop nets 450 grams of heroin

A motor vehicle stop in Brockton around 5:30 p.m. Monday led to the discovery of 450 grams of heroin.

State Trooper Keith Ledlin was on patrol when he observed a motor vehicle with a large crack across the windshield. A check of the registration revealed the vehicle’s owner was not licensed in Massachusetts. After the trooper pulled the car over, Trooper Ledlin he saw the operator place something inside of his jacket.

When the trooper began to speak to the driver, 26 year old Julio Monteiro of Brockton, the operator produced a Massachusetts driver’s license and a registration, but could not identify the owner of the vehicle.

A check of Moneiro’s license status revealed that it was suspended. He was then placed into custody for operating after license suspension. A search of the car revealed evidence of drugs.

A State Police K-9 dog trained to detect drugs responded to the scene. The K9 identified a hidden compartment in the vehicle where police found the heroin.

Montiero was taken to the State Police Barracks in Middleborough where he was charged with trafficking in heroin, operating with a suspended license, and a motor vehicle equipment violation. He was booked and held for his arraignment this morning in Brockton District Court.

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