Police found 10 bricks of heroin in a Wilkes-Barre man’s vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township on Tuesday.
Dyheem Simmons, 36, was charged with possession with the intent to deliver and other related drug offenses.
According to a police report, a trooper with the Pennsylvania state police from the Swiftwater barracks was traveling west on I-80 when he observed a blue Pontiac sedan following a vehicle too closely and traveling 55 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone.
The trooper initiated a stop at mile marker 290.5.
Simmons was the operator of the vehicle. A passenger claimed to own the rental car Simmons was operating.
The trooper said he observed numerous indicators of criminal activity throughout the course of the stop.
Simmons consented to a search of the vehicle, according to the report. Troopers found the heroin and a small amount of marijuana located in the trunk of the vehicle stashed inside the pocket of a black jacket. Simmons was arrested at the scene and taken to the Swiftwater barracks.
Simmons was arraigned on Wednesday in the court of Magisterial District Judge Richard Claypool in Pocono Pines.