Van Zandt County traffic stop results in multiple arrests, seizure of 35 pounds of heroin

Van Zandt County traffic stop results in multiple arrests, seizure of 35 pounds of heroin
Source: Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

A traffic stop in Van Zandt County resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of about 35 pounds of heroin and $18,700 in cash Thursday night.

According to a post on the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, VZCSO deputies stopped a westbound vehicle on Interstate Highway 20 with the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers. A search of the vehicle turned up two pounds of heroin.

Further investigation led Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office deputies to a home a short distance away from where the traffic stop occurred, the post stated.

"During a search of the residence with the assistance from Canton Police Department and Texas DPS, approximately 33 pounds of heroin and $18,700 in cash was located inside the residence," the Facebook post stated.

According to the post, the heroin has an estimated street value of $2.5 to $3 million.

"The suspects will not be identified pending further investigation," the Facebook post stated.

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