Police seized 245 bags of heroin,hundreds of dollars in currency following a traffic stop Wednesday night.

Russell  Miller, 23, of Middlesex Township is in the Butler County Prison on felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges. He’s being held on $50,000 bail.

Adams Township Police said Miller was a passenger in a car they spotted speeding about 10:50 p.m. on Ridge Road. They stopped the vehicle at Hayes and George streets.

The driver, who owns the vehicle, gave officers his permission to search the car. Inside, according to court documents, they found what appeared to be drug contraband.

Both the driver and Miller denied ownership of the items. Police, in turn, did a pat-down search of both occupants.

Patrolman Christopher Kopas immediately felt unknown objects in Miller’s pants. Police said he denied having any narcotics or other illegal items.

A further search, documents said, turned up five “bricks” of suspected heroin. A brick of heroin is commonly equal to 50 glassine bags.

Upon finding the drug stash, according to a police affidavit, the defendant “made comments (that) he is going to go away for a long time.”

Police said they took Miller to the station and counted out the 245 stamp bags of suspected heroin they found on him. The bags were stamped with the name “CHANEL” in blue ink.



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