Police seized 200 units of heroin and 80 grams of crack cocaine Wednesday after a search that stemmed from a traffic stop.
Matthew D. Berrios, 19, of Brooklyn, and Michael J. Sierra, 22, of Queens, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class-B felony, according to the Amsterdam Police Department.
Police allege Berrios failed to signal a turn when he got off the state Thruway at Exit 27. After pulling them over, police learned the car was a rental and neither Berrios nor Sierra were authorized to drive the car, according to police.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office police dog Bear led police to a bag where the drugs were found, police said. Amsterdam Police Lt. Thomas DiMezza said the find was “significant,” but not the biggest the department’s seen.
“It is a lot,” DiMezza said.
The drugs probably cost $4,500 wholesale, and the street value from there “goes up considerably,” DiMezza said.
Berrios and Sierra were sent to the Montgomery County Jail without bail, police said.