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BY PORTSIA SMITH
Two Spotsylvania County residents face drug charges after authorities say they found them in possession of 400 small bags of heroin.
Spotsylvania Deputy Delbert Myrick pulled over a white Cadillac Escalade on Sunday for a traffic violation near the intersection of Harrison Road and Green Arbor Drive, said Capt. Mike Harvey of the county Sheriff's Office.
Another deputy arrived with Hulk, a narcotics detection canine, to assist. The dog sniffed around the vehicle and got a positive hit, which helped Myrick locate 50 points of heroin inside the vehicle, Harvey said. A "point" of heroin is a tenth of a gram of the drug.
Spotsylvania narcotics detectives also arrived to assist and searched a home in Cedarbrook subdivision where the suspects were staying. There, authorities found 350 more points of heroin, Harvey said.
Harvey said the 400 bags of heroin have a street value of $10,000.
Jamar James Mack, 33, and Amanda Michelle Hoy, 23, both of Spotsylvania, are charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
They were taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419