Heroin seized during Taunton traffic stop

Photo of drug evidence provided by Massachusetts State Police

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — An Attleboro man is facing drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop on a local highway.

Massachusetts State Police say they stopped a Nissan Altima on I-495 in Taunton Monday afternoon for motor vehicle violations, and found about 547 grams of suspected heroin inside.

The driver was arrested after a brief struggle with troopers. He is identified as a 32-year-old man from Attleboro.

The suspect is charged with trafficking heroin, resisting arrest, and giving a false name.

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