Traffic stop leads to heroin bust in Hazleton


HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Two people are behind bars following a traffic stop turned drug bust in Luzerne County.

Hazleton Police pulled over a vehicle late Friday night after it sped through a red light. 

Kiara Johnson and Shamel Ellis were arrested after officers observed a large amount of heroin in the glove box when it was opened to retrieve registration information.

Approximately 1350 packets of heroin and a small amount of marijuana were recovered after an inspection of the vehicle. 

Both Johnson and Ellis are currently behind bars.

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