Heroin found after driver leads police on chase in Westmoreland County

LIGONIER, Pa. —A driver led police on a chase in a vehicle that was later determined to have had heroin inside.Ligonier Valley police said the incident happened Thursday.

Police got a tip from another law enforcement agency that a large amount of heroin was going to be transported through the Ligonier Valley area.

The tip said the suspected vehicle, a blue Chevrolet Cruze, would be traveling on State Route 30 toward Boswell.

Police said they located the vehicle at the GetGo gas station near the intersection of State Routes 30 and 711 and that the female driver tried to elude officers, traveling at a high rate of speed and turning down side roads in Ligonier Township before getting back onto State Route 711.

Police later stopped the vehicle and determined the male passenger threw his shoes and heroin from the vehicle while trying to elude police.

Police eventually located the shoes and a bag that contained about 30 bricks of suspected heroin.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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