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PD: Man accused of transporting $1 million worth of heroin through CT

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Jose Adorno is accused of being in possession of 28 pounds of heroin (CT State Police) Jose Adorno is accused of being in possession of 28 pounds of heroin (CT State Police)
STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) -

It’s being billed as one of the biggest heroin busts in the state, as $1 million worth of dangerous drugs are off the streets following a traffic stop.

Police haven’t said where all of the heroin was going and who the intended buyers were, but the person allegedly transporting it was arrested on Tuesday.

Jose Adorno, 50, was pulled over in Stratford on the Merrit Parkway for a traffic stop, but police found out he was in possession of more than 28 pounds of heroin, a street value of $1 million.

According to court documents, when police asked him where he was coming from, Adorno said “I went from Chicago to Florida and then up to New Jersey to visit my daughter and now I'm going to my sister's house in East Hartford...I used to live in East Hartford with my sister but now I live in Chicago."

Police said when they looked inside his car, they found a backpack in the trunk.

"Upon unzipping the backpack, this Trooper could see that it was filled with, through his training and experience, what he believed to be bricks (kilos) of narcotics....and asked the accused if he owned the blue colored backpack and what was in the backpack to which he stated, 'I don't know',” court documents said.

Police arrested Adorno and learned he had a record in Connecticut under the alias Jose Colon, including five felony convictions for narcotics possession, drug sales, and illegal possession of an assault weapon.

Adorno is being held on a $500,000 bond and is expected to appear in court next month.

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