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Speeding vehicle with unlit headlights leads to heroin arrest

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Victor Dewindt faces drug and motor vehicle charges. (Hamden police photos) Victor Dewindt faces drug and motor vehicle charges. (Hamden police photos)
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Hamden said a speeding vehicle with unlit head and taillights led to the discovery of thousands of dollars worth of heroin.

Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, police said 56-year-old Victor Dewindt was spotted traveling east on Morse Street.

An officer said he tried to conduct a stop, but Dewindt refused.

While driving off on Morse Street, police said Dewindt was seen throwing a bag up and over his vehicle.

It landed near the intersection with Prospect Street.

Inside, police said they found 600 wax folds of heroin that weighed 168.1 grams. They said it had a street value of about $12,600.

The suspect eventually stopped his vehicle on Prospect Street. He then put the vehicle in reverse and struck a police cruiser, officers said.

Dewindt was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

He was also found to be in possession of $9,887, which was seized by police.

Dewindt was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, interfering with police, reckless driving, failure to obey an officer's signal, operating under suspension and failure to have headlights.

He was detained on a $150,000 bond and scheduled to faced judge in Meriden on Sept. 16.

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