ST. ALBANS, Vt., March 31 (UPI) -- Vermont State Police said a man found with drug paraphernalia in his car during a traffic stop was concealing 1,428 bags worth of heroin in his rectum.
Investigators said Fernando Estrella, 41, of New York, was pulled over about 1 a.m. Tuesday in St. Albans for speeding through a stop sign while driving a gray Chevy minivan.
A drug-sniffing K9 alerted officers to Estrella's seat, but they found only a needle and cooking cap with no drugs.
Estrella was detained and taken to a local hospital, where a body cavity search uncovered three condoms containing 1,428 bags worth of heroin.
Police said Estrella admitted the bags were from New York and were designated for sale in Vermont.
Estrella was arrested on charges of felony heroin possession, heroin trafficking and heroin importation. He was also found to be in violation of the terms of his release from a November 2015 cocaine arrest, police said.