Navarro Co deputies seize 5 pounds of heroin, guns

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Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner called it ” an alarming discovery” after deputies found over five and a half pounds of heroin and several weapons after a traffic stop near on I-45.

The traffic stop occurred Tuesday with narcotics and a loaded pistol found inside the vehicle.

The narcotics unit was called and at a followup investigation at the driver’s house off FM 1126 deputies found two kilos ( about 5.6 pounds) of China white heroin, additional weapons, ammunition, body armor and a fuel tank with a false compartment in it.

One person was arrested and taken to the Navarro County Justice Center  facing drug and weapons charges.

The value of the seized heroin was estimated at a quarter million dollars.

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