Three arrested after 2.2 pounds of heroin discovered in Coal City

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COAL CITY – Three men were arrested last week after a routine traffic stop found a two-pound brick of heroin in a vehicle.

According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, it happened last Tuesday just after 12:30pm when a vehicle was pulled over for multiple equipment violations by the Grundy County Pro-Active Unit.  Officers received consent to search the vehicle after occupants reportedly displayed indicators possible of criminal activity.

A search found one kilo brick, or 2.2 pounds, of pure heroin.

Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle, 45-year-old David Lopez of Diamond, and his two passengers, 40-year-old Eric Caldera-Caldera and 50-year-old Jorge Muniz of Morris on charges of Posession with Intent to Deliver/Manufacture a Controlled Substance.  

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the newly implemented Pro-Active unit for a job well done! A substantial amount of heroin was removed from the streets before it could be distributed!” Grundy County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Wednesday afternoon.

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