Police: Traffic Stop Yields 34,000 Bags Of Heroin

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About 34,500 bags of heroin were seized during a traffic stop in Waterbury on Monday. (Courtesy of Waterbury Police Department)

WATERBURY A 23-year-old woman was caught with 34,500 bags of heroin in the trunk of her car Monday morning, police said.

Traci Basta was pulled over around 1 a.m. on North Main Street at Elizabeth Street after making an illegal turn and because the vehicle she was driving matched the description of a vehicle that had been stolen, police said.

Police discovered the heroin, valued at $350,000, during the traffic stop, police said.

“This is one of the most significant heroin seizures in the city’s history and the most significant that resulted from a motor vehicle stop,” said Acting Deputy Chief Christopher Corbett.


Traci Basta, 23, was arrested about police found 34,500 bags of heroin in the trunk of her car. (Courtesy of Waterbury Police Department)

Basta, the only occupant of the vehicle, was charged with a variety of narcotic and motor vehicle charges, police said.

She was arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Waterbury. Her bond was set at $200,000.

Story by Hilda Munoz, Hartford Courant

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  • uzi9mmauto

    WHY did you let them SEARCH you stupid broad! The car was NOT even stolen!
    Now this bust is gonna make peopel REALLY sick and cause MORE crime to get their fix.
    Shes a dead chick now!