Driver Distracted By GPS Found With More Than a Kilo of Heroin: Police

State police pulled over a distracted driver on Interstate 84 West in Manchester Sunday night and found more than a kilo of heroin, according to authorities. 

Police said a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee was going in and out of the lane near exit 59 and the 37-year-old driver, Jeffrey VanMourik, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was distracted by the GPS on his cell phone. 

While speaking with VanMourik, state police noticed what they called “several indicators of criminal activity” and suspected there were drugs in the car. 

During a search of the car, troopers found a half kilos of suspected heroin, according to state police. They said they also found a bag of heroin on VanMourik. 

He was charged with failure to drive in a proper lane, operating without a license, possession of heroin and possession of a narcotic with intent to sell. 

VanMourik was held on $100,000 bond and he is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on April 24.

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