Paso Robles police say a 17-year-old boy was caught Friday afternoon with an ounce of black tar heroin following a minor traffic stop.
After the teen was pulled over for a mechanical violation on the 1200 block of Creston Road, he allegedly informed officers he did not have a driver’s license.
As officers were awaiting a tow truck, they noticed a large object in the teen’s pants. When asked, the teen allegedly admitted to officers it was heroin, according to a department news release.
During a search, officers allegedly found approximately one ounce of heroin, worth an estimated $2,200, as well as nearly $650 in cash.
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The male was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services Center on suspicion of felony possession of narcotics for sales and the transportation of narcotics.
The suspect’s name is not being released because of his age.