Traffic stop in Poconos leads to big drug arrest
Updated On: Dec 14 2012 06:56:28 PM CST
A woman stopped for speeding had a unique place to store her drugs, police said.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police stopped a driver that was speeding and driving carelessly on Route 940 in Tobyhanna Twp., Monroe County, Thursday and found a heroin trafficking operation.
Police arrested the driver, 27-year-old Danielle Mitchell of Mount Pocono, and two others in her car--33-year-old Jasmine Ackerman of Cresco, and 22-year-old Benjamin Farah.
Police said Mitchell was driving under the influence of heroin and prescription medications after she and Ackerman traveled to Paterson, New Jersey, to pick up a large amount of heroin to distribute in Monroe County.
Officers found 170 bags of heroin and a small amount of marijuana hidden inside Ackerman's bra.
Further investigation showed that the two women had already delivered quantities of heroin in Monroe County before their arrest.
Farah was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Ackerman and Mitchell were both charged with possession with intent to deliver and delivery of Heroin, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of a communication device, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mitchell was also charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
All three were arrested and taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, pending arraignment on their charges.
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