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article imageTraffic stop yields 100 bags of heroin hidden in man's rectum

By Greta McClain     Feb 26, 2013 in Crime
Trenton - A routine traffic stop along New Jersey's Palisades International Parkway resulted in law enforcement officers finding 100 bags of heroin hidden in a man's rectum.
Thirty-two-year-old Rasoul Speight, an alleged Bloods gang member, was stopped by police after officers found his license plate was unreadable. During the stop, officers allegedly smelled what they believed to be marijuana in the car. According to the UPI, the officers asked for and were granted permission to search the vehicle, however no drugs were located. Officers did learn however that Speight and his passenger, 25-year-old Gary Sylak, had outstanding warrants and both men were taken into custody.
According to the police report, during processing at police headquarters 100 bags of heroin were found in Speight's rectum. A used needle and spoon allegedly containing heroin residue was found in the inner liner of Sylak's jacket.
Along with the outstanding warrant, Speight's is charged with Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Drugs and Manufacturing or Distributing Drugs. He is being held in the Bergen County Jail on $38,500 bond according to the Bergen County Sheriff.
Sylak is charged with possessing drug paraphernalia.
Lt. Michael J. Coppola of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police told the North Jersey the heroin had a street value of $1,000 in New York City and $2,000 in upstate New York areas.
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