Investigation Concludes with Seizure of Over 4,000 Heroin Bags
Posted on 03/13/2014 3:19 pm
- I-95 South, north of Route 202, Delaware
Date of Occurrence:
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Enrique Torruella, 46, 500 block South Van Buren Street, Wilmington, Delaware
- Possession of Heroin in a Tier 5 Quantity
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
- Possession of Marijuana
- Unsafe Speed
- Reckless Driving
The Wilmington Police Department Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division concluded a two month drug investigation with the seizure of over 4,000 bags of heroin at a vehicle stop.
Investigators developed information that Enrique Torruella was using a white Ford Explorer to transport heroin from Philadelphia to Wilmington. On March 07, 2014, investigators observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-95 South, just north of Route 202. The investigators conducted a traffic stop and Corporal Erik Meese’s canine partner, Rex, gave a positive alert for the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle.
Investigators executed a Justice of the Peace Court 20 search warrant on the vehicle and seized 4,350 bags of heroin along with a small amount of marijuana.
Enrique Torruella was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.