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Heroin branded 'LeBron James'

Oct. 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM   |   Comments

UPPER DARBY, Pa., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a heroin dealer busted with 140 packets of the substance was branding his product with the name of NBA star LeBron James.

Upper Darby police said the dealer, Marlon Guess, 19, of Philadelphia was arrested after an undercover officer made a buy from him around 6 p.m. Thursday, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday.

Investigators said Guess attempted to flee in a rental car and fled on foot when he struck a police cruiser with the vehicle. He was soon arrested, police said.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Guess was selling bags of heroin bearing the silhouette of a basketball player and the name "LeBron James."

"I don't think LeBron James would be too happy with this drug-dealer dude using his name on these street bags," Chitwood said.

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