Red Bluff CHP seizes suspected black tar heroin worth around $50,000 from teen

Tuesday at 3:45 p.m., the CHP found 488 grams of suspected black tar heroin after an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling north on I-5 past Hooker Creek for speeding.

Posted: May 29, 2019 5:51 PM
Updated: May 29, 2019 6:20 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Tuesday at 3:45 p.m., the CHP found 488 grams of suspected black tar heroin after an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling north on I-5 past Hooker Creek for speeding. 

The CHP office says a 17-year-old boy from Albany, OR, drove the vehicle. 

The officer suspected the juvevile of criminal activity, and had a K9 unit search the car. 

The dog alerted officers to the passenger door.

After searching that area of the car, the suspected heroin was found that has a street value of around $50,000. 

The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and was booked into the Tehama County Juvenile Detention Center. 

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