The state police have pulled an estimated $1 million worth of illegal drugs off the streets Friday in Somerset County.
In what is believed to be the largest seizure of drugs in Somerset County history, police officers discovered the contraband during a traffic stop on the turnpike.
Pittsburgh was traveling westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when he was stopped for speeding.
Officers report they discovered 1,000 bricks of heroin. They contained 50,000 small bags of heroin each with a street value estimate of $20.
The destination for the delivery was not reported, but it is good news that these narcotics will not be on the streets harming society.
The unfortunate part of the bust reveals the magnitude of the drug problem in Pennsylvania. While it's great news that this arrest was made, it makes one wonder about how many other vehicles with similar loads of narcotics are making through to their destination?