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    Police Find 1,000 Bags of Heroin During Traffic Stop
    Connecticut State Police
    Police found more than 1,000 bags of heroin during a traffic stop in Union.

    State police stopped a car on Interstate 84 East in Union on Thursday night and found more than 1,000 bags of heroin, as well as 10 bags of crack cocaine.

    Police said state troopers stopped a gray 2002 Volkswagen Passat on I-84 East near the exit 72 off-ramp around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday because of emissions issues and noticed drug paraphernalia on the floor, police said.

    Inside the car, police found around 1,055 bags of heroin, around 10 bags of crack cocaine packaged to sell, narcotics paraphernalia and approximately $800 cash, police said.

    The driver, Zachary Monahan, 27, of Dudley, Massachusetts, and his passenger, Joshua Mimande, 26, of North Grosvenordale, were both taken into custody and transported to Troop C, where they were processed and charged.

    Both were charged with heroin possession, possession of heroin with intent to sell, cocaine possession, possession of cocaine heroin with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police seized the heroin, crack cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia and cash as evidence and transported to Troop C.

    Monahan and Mimande were held on $250,000 bond and are due in Rockville Superior Court on July 6.