Updated: Friday, 06 Jul 2012, 1:52 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012, 2:45 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Suffolk father and son are charged with attempting to distribute heroin.
Carl Saunders, 56, and his son Adam Saunders, 27, were stopped by members of the Suffolk Police Department's Special Investigations Unit on July 2. During the traffic stop, investigators say they spotted two bundles of suspected heroin in their vehicle in plain view. The suspected heroin was packaged in capsules with a street value of $200,000.
Officers stopped their vehicle because they received a tip that it matched the description of two subjects who had just purchased drugs, according to police spokeswoman Diana Klink.
Investigators then executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Whaley Street, where the pair lives. Detectives removed scales, marijuana smoking devices, and spoons and needles with suspected heroin residue.
Carl Saunders and Adam Saunders were each charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin with a firearm and conspiracy to commit distribution of heroin. Adam Saunders was also charged with possession of marijuana.
Both men are being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.
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