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KSP: $1.5 million in heroin found during vehicle inspection

Kentucky State Police say they discovered 33 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Lyon County.

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - A traffic stop in western Kentucky led to police seizing more than $1 million in heroin.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 1 stopped a tractor trailer on May 8 in Lyon County. The Troopers were conducting a commercial vehicle inspection.

During the stop, KSP said a small amount of heroin was found on one of two people inside the semi.

More searching led troopers to a large amount of heroin: 33 pounds, which KSP said has a street value of roughly $1.5 million.

The driver, Roberto Orozco, 29, and the passenger, Alberto Leal-Martinex, 50, both of Utah, were each charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin. The charge is a felony.

KSP did not say where the driver was headed, or where he came from.

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