- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man arrested on drug charges hid nearly 22 pounds of heroin inside two car batteries.

Greenville police told news outlets that officers arrested 41-year-old Ury Espinoza Bucio during a traffic stop west of the city just before midnight Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said officers who made the traffic stop found 11 pounds of heroin inside the car battery. An investigation which included the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration led to a search of Bucio’s home in Raleigh, where they found an additional 11 pounds of heroin inside another car battery.

According to arrest warrants, Bucio conspired with someone in Mexico to traffic the drugs. He was assigned an attorney by the court during a hearing Wednesday and is scheduled for another court date in July.

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