Traffic stop leads to 1499 bags of heroin, almost $8,000 in cash

Delaware State Police arrested a New Jersey man for heroin possession after a traffic stop.

The big find happened at about 3pm Saturday. Police say a trooper was looking for speeders on I-95 southbound, south of SR-141, outside of New Castle.

The trooper saw a bronze Cadillac SUV speeding and stopped it just south of the DelDOT yard, also known as "Sandbox."

The 27-year-old woman driving had a suspended New Jersey driver's license, and front seat passenger Jamal Wade did not have a license.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked both people inside to step out for a search.

A bag on the third row floorboard contained 1499 bags -- or 22.48 grams -- of heroin, as well as more than $7,900 in suspected drug proceeds in the glove box.

Both people were taken into custody without incident.

Wade, 32, was charged with possession of heroin and is being held in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $60,000 secured bond.

The driver was released with a traffic citation for speeding, driving while suspended, driving without valid insurance and possession of marijuana.