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San Diego

Heroin estimated to be worth $2 million and marijuana worth $40,000 were found Tuesday in the trunk of a car parked in Southeast San Diego that police say was apparently a “drop-off point” for drug traffickers.

At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police received an anonymous call reporting that marijuana had just been placed in the trunk of a car that had been parked on 25th Street south of Coronado Avenue for more than a week, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.

After smelling the scent of marijuana coming from the car’s trunk, Officers Dennis Coffer and James Dickinson called the district attorney’s office to obtain permission to confiscate the vehicle, Robinson said. When police opened the trunk they found four kilograms of marijuana and nine ounces of pure heroin, he said.

The car, registered to an owner the Los Angeles area, is believed by police to have been a regular “drop” for drug dealers. The car, the drugs and the investigation were turned over to the county Narcotics Task Force.

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No arrests have been made, but the investigation is continuing, a Narcotics Task Force spokesman said.


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