Heroin headed for Scott County intercepted at MSP 21 Dec 11

A California woman is in custody today after a package of suspected heroin headed for Scott County was intercepted at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport two weeks ago.

Authorities learned of a Dec. 10 inbound flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, which they believed the California woman was on. When they made contact with her at the baggage claim area, officers found approximately 2 kilograms of suspected black tar heroin with an estimated street value of $640,000.

A Carver County Sheriff’s Deputy on the case obtained information that the woman was a drug courier and had plans to deliver heroin to the Scott County area.

Officers with the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest.