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Trib Thursday wrap: A 'brain' on drugs

| Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

A traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week in Mt. Pleasant — which reportedly resulted in the discovery of $500,000 in heroin (about 25,000 doses) — revealed the sophistication of the suspected drug trafficker. State police said the drugs were stashed in a hidden compartment, with a hydraulic-powered opening in the back of the vehicle.

Yet the suspect got pulled over for a brake-light violation and following too close. This brings to mind those old ads showing an egg sizzling in a fry pan with the voice-over: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nuff said.

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