By Jim Melwert
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Officials in Montgomery County say hundreds of thousands of dollars of high-quality heroin is off the streets after a bust in Norristown.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
County detectives intercepted a conversation on Monday, in which, according to investigators, a man was contacting a drug trafficker in Mexico about buying kilogram quantities of heroin.
He was connected to two people in the Philadelphia area and, after surveillance, authorities found a kilogram of heroin, $10,000 cash, and a handgun in a home in Norristown.
Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the heroin has a street value of more than $300,000.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
“But what really is so significant is just this amount that’s here in front of me has 33,000 doses,” she said today. “That is a lot of heroin. It has the impact to do an enormous amount of destruction.”
Two Norristown residents, Galdiz Basurto-Leal and Erik Lopez, are being held, each in lieu of $500,000 bail. Investigators believe the heroin would have been cut and sold to other dealers in the area.
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