Newark man gets 10 years for 15K bags of heroin in car

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Newark man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for having more than 15,000 bags of heroin packaged for distribution in the trunk of his car.

Manel Smith, 40, was driving from New Jersey through Pennsylvania on June 20, 2016, when a State Police trooper pulled him over for speeding, federal prosecutors said in a news release. 

Manel Smith 

The troopers found 15,350 bags filled with more than 300 grams of heroin, estimated to be worth $75,000, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said. They …read more

Source: Essex

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