Westchester Police Seize $59K Of Heroin On Hutchinson River Parkway

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Westchester Police discovered 5,900 bags of heroin in the car of a Conn. woman on Thursday.
Westchester Police discovered 5,900 bags of heroin in the car of a Conn. woman on Thursday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Westchester Police
A Conn. woman is under arrest after allegedly being found with 5,900 bags of heroin in her car.
A Conn. woman is under arrest after allegedly being found with 5,900 bags of heroin in her car. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Westchester Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Police on Thursday night arrested a Connecticut woman and seized $59,000 worth of heroin following a traffic stop on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle, according to a release.

Officers from the Patrol Task Force stopped a Honda Accord that was being driven erratically about 11:45 p.m. Thursday night near Wilmot Road in New Rochelle. The driver was extremely nervous and gave conflicting information to officers about her travel in the area.

A county police narcotics detection canine, Suki, was brought to the scene. Suki did an exterior sweep of the vehicle and indicated on the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search of the car turned up 5,900 envelopes of heroin hidden in the trunk.

The heroin has an estimated street value of $59,000.

Leslie Dawkins, 25, of Waterbury, Conn., was taken into custody and booked at county police headquarters in Hawthorne on charges of first degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, both of which are felonies.

Dawkins was held overnight and arraigned today in New Rochelle City Court. She was remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail.

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So now even the drug problem is broken down by race? But it isn't racism when you call it a white drug? Are crack and weed another races drug? Confused. I agree a drug problem exists but to keep dividing our community on every issue is not helping anyone

So what is next for us? We now have states that have approved the use of recreational marijuana. I grew up in the 60's and I can tell you that pot today is a lot different then the weed of yesteryear. And don't kid yourself into thinking that pot is not a gateway drug. Talk to most people in NA....they will tell you different.

New Day...same stories from 45 yrs. ago... must be part of the recipe for the American slogan for success..."The more things change"..."The more things stay the same".. "Teach Your Children Well" or "They'll wind up in Hell"...

It is utterly shocking when one reads the sad articles of a drug death of young people that says they were in rehab for 30 - 60 days. That doesn't cut it and nothing under a year will work, if at all. Something needs to be changed with drug policies and/or the people responsible for helping their family member.

White suburbanitines have been dying of drug overdose constantly for the past 20 years. But apparently it only became a big deal after the actor's passing. White people need to get out of the river of denial and take a good look at what their children are doing. As a matter of fact, all parents need to take a look at what their children are doing. Heroin and Meth is rampant in the white community. These two drugs put crack and marijuana to shame.

great post. but what actor od on heroin? i really dont follow the lives of actors cause they usually are not people to look up to or pay attention to there sorted messed up lives cause they have so much money and have to spend it on drugs...
think they should of also had a pick of Suki the drug dog! bet she would of looked better then Snooki lol

@thebutlersellsit - the most recent actor deaths from heroin are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith. I don't feel sorry for them or any others who die from heroin OD or any other drug OD. They chose to do what they did.