Police recover more than 1,600 bags of heroin in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WHDH) - Police in Northampton landed a significant drug bust that took more than 1,600 bags of heroin off the streets.

Officers working to crack a human trafficking operation noticed suspicious activity and stopped to investigate the incident.

During the investigation, the officers arrested a suspect carrying 1,642 bags of heroin.

The suspect was charged with heroin trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, and disorderly conduct.

Officials say a conservative estimate would be roughly $8,200.

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