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Jul 27, 2015 10:48 AM

Manchester man found with fake Diet Coke can filled with heroin after hands-free traffic stop


MANCHESTER - The new hands-free law led to a heroin arrest Saturday in the Queen City.

Police seized large amounts of drugs - including 61.5 grams of heroin - after pulling over a driver for talking on the phone while driving.

READ: Police: Heroin found during traffic stop resulting from new hands-free driving law

Manchester police stopped a black Honda Accord near Auburn Street and Union Street. The inspection sticker was also out of date.

Alejandro "Alex" Guillermo, 39 of Manchester, was arrested after large amounts of heroin, cocaine, prescription pills, and a handgun were found in the vehicle.

READ: Gov. Hassan, new drug czar defend NH's commitment to battling heroin epidemic

Police found a fake Diet Coke can with heroin inside, as well as in a bank bag and a gray satchel. In total, 61.5 grams were found.

After searching the car, police also found 6.2 grams of cocaine and various prescription pills - including Clonazepam, Tramadol and Diclonfenac, a loaded magazine with seven rounds, a butterfly knife and a pill container.

READ: NH filmmaker documents heroin epidemic in the Granite State

Guillermo was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute (cocaine), possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute (prescription pills) and felonious use of a firearm.

He was released on $20,000 bail and will appear in court on Aug. 26.

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