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John Vincent found with bags of heroin after traffic stop, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 12 2013 12:09:04 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2013 03:28:47 PM CST
FREEMANSBURG, Pa. -

A man was found with 18 bags of heroin during a search following a routine traffic stop in Northampton County.

John Vincent was found with the bags of heroin wrapped around his genitalia with rubber bands around 10:05 p.m. Monday, during a strip search by officers at the Northampton County Prison, officials said.

Two hours earlier, Vincent was arrested after police stopped a green 1998 Chevrolet Blazer he was riding in at Freemansburg Avenue and Main Street in Freemansburg for a broken driver's side mirror.

Vincent was asked for identification when police noticed him fidgeting in his seat, and he told them his name was Mark Christian.

Later, Vincent admitted to his real name, and police discovered he was wanted to a warrant out of the Northampton County's sheriff's office.

Vincent also confessed to having a hypodermic needle and spoon in the overhead console of the SUV that he had used to inject heroin earlier in the day, but denied having any drugs on him.

Vincent, 25, of 813 Linden St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on three drug charges and a charge of giving false identification to police and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 22