Police: Pa. man caught with over 800 bags of heroin

Julius Lancelot Smith, 26, was arrested after police stopped his Chevy Blazer for a traffic violation

Julius Lancelot

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (KDKA) – A traffic stop Tuesday night led to a big drug bust in the City of Greensburg, near Pittsburgh, and the arrest of a man who police have been keeping an eye on because they believed he was a supplier.

Julius Lancelot Smith, 26, was arrested after police stopped his Chevy Blazer for a traffic violation. Police said Smith was driving around not only with drugs and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle, but with two small children in the back seat – his 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter.

Police have been keeping Smith under surveillance recently.

Greensburg Police officer Henry Fontana, Jr., who made the traffic stop, said Smith was driving with a suspended license and an outdated registration sticker.

Police initially found some cocaine and a large amount of cash, and they found a safe in the SUV with 870 bags of heroin in it, along with raw heroin.

Pa. drug seizure
(Photo Credit: City of Greensburg Police Department/Facebook)

He said Smith was wanted on 29 traffic warrants in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties.

Smith’s two children are now with a relative.

Smith is now being held in the Westmoreland County Prison. His bail has been set at $300,000.

.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s