PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Bronx man has been hit with numerous drug-related charges in Paterson, N.J., after authorities said they found nearly eight pounds of heroin in his sport-utility vehicle.
Emmanuel Valdez, 29 — a Dominican Republic national who was living in the U.S. illegally – was arrested late Friday afternoon in Paterson, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
The traffic stop stemmed from an investigation that began with an anonymous tip. Authorities said Valdez provided officers with a Connecticut driver’s license that had a fictitious name and a fictitious Social Security card.
After getting permission to search the car, authorities found a blue backpack containing 210 bricks of heroin valued at about $450,000.
Valdez also was wanted in New York City on a cocaine distribution charge that dated back to 2006.
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