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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say was driving a car carrying heroin and cash. Jahrod King, age 19, of Hartford, Conn., is now facing charges.

On April 16, at around 10:33 p.m., Officer Robert Frye of the North Smithfield Police Department stopped King for a traffic offense on Sayles Hill Road near the Lincoln town line.

Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with the operator, Frye detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Further investigation led to the seizure of drug paraphernalia and a knife of an illegal size.

Det. Josh Nelson was contacted to further assist with the investigation and obtained a search warrant. A search resulted in the seizure of 111 individual packets of heroin. The heroin weighed in at 22 grams with a street value of $2,250. King was also in possession of more than $1,600 in cash, according to police.

The North Smithfield Police received assistance from the Coventry Police Department K-9 unit.

As a result of the car stop and seizure, King was charged with possession of weapons other than firearms and possession of schedule I, V narcotics with the intent to deliver. The defendant was arraigned on April 17 in Third District Court and pleaded not guilty. He signed a waiver of extradition and was held on $5,000 surety bail.

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