• Nearly 700 bags of heroin hidden under 5-year-old
    February 02,2014
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    By Josh O'Gorman
    Staff Writer

    WESTMINSTER - A Springfield woman was jailed after police said they found nearly 700 bags of heroin beneath her child's car seat.

    Eugenia Emerson, 33, is facing a felony charge of heroin trafficking after police stopped her on Interstate 91 Saturday night for what they described as defective equipment and a lane violation.

    While stopped, police walked a canine unit around the exterior of the car, and when the dog signaled there were drugs inside, Emerson gave police permission to search her car, police said.

    According to police, they found 690 bags of heroin under the cushion where her 5-year-old child was seated.

    Emerson was taken to Springfield jail on $5,000 bail. She was free as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Department of Corrections.

    Emerson is scheduled to appear March 18 in Brattleboro criminal court. Police also issued her tickets for defective equipment and a lane violation.
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