Traffic Stop Leads To Heroin Bust In Hartland

Sep 27, 2013

Vermont State Police say a routine traffic stop turned into a heroin bust after one of the passengers gave them false information about his identity.

Police say they stopped a Nissan Maxima on Interstate 91 in Hartland Monday for a lane violation. One of the six occupants of the car — Tyrone Cromer of Newark, N.J. — gave police a fictitious name and was arrested for providing false information to a police officer.

Sgt. Michael Studin said he suspected drug activity and the car was towed to the Rockingham barracks. After obtaining a search warrant for the car, police say they discovered more than 1,000 bags of heroin in the car.

Cromer and the other five passengers — from Vermont, New Jersey and Massachusetts — were charged with heroin trafficking.