Huge Heroin Bust on I81 in Susquehanna County
Pennsylvania State Police say an Ephrata. Pa. man is accused of having a huge amount of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County.
Troopers pulled 32-year-old Alexander Moronta over shortly after 8:30 a.m. on December 1 on I-81 North in New Milford for window tint and registration violations on his black 2012 Nissan Infinity M37.
Authorities say they noticed indicators of criminal activity and Moronta agreed to a vehicle search. Troopers say they found around 306 bricks or 15,300 individual bags of suspected heroin in the trunk. According to recent media reports, a single brick of heroin has an estimated value on the street of up to $250.00, putting the estimated street value of the drugs discovered in the December 1 traffic stop at around $76,500.
Moronta is charged with criminal possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sent to the Susquehanna County Jail on $150,000 bail.