Stoughton man arrested after police find 30 grams of heroin in shoes

A Stoughton man has been arraigned on heroin trafficking charges after he allegedly attempted to hide the drugs in his shoe after he was stopped by a police officer. 

Josua Pagan, 33, was arraigned Wednesday in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of trafficking heroin and a civil infraction of having no inspection sticker. 

Pagain’s bail was set at $60,000. 

A Mass. State Trooper on Tuesday pulled over a white Chrysler Pacifica for having a rejection inspection sticker. As the trooper approached the car, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the car. The driver seemed nervous and shaky as he spoke to the trooper, police said. 

While the trooper was issuing a citation, Pagan was seen leaning down toward his feet while looking in his driver’s side mirror at the trooper. 

Concerned that Pagan had attempted to conceal a weapon, the trooper approached the car and asked Pagan to get out. 

The trooper discovered a large amount of money in Pagan’s pocket. He ordered Pagan to remove his shoes and found a baggie of heroin in each shoe. 

The combined baggies weighed 30 grams. 

Pagan is due back in court on April 30.

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