Sheriff: Man had 68 balloons full of heroin

DUARTE — Authorities say a man was found with 68 balloons full of heroin after he crashed his truck in Duarte.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Tom McNeal says 27-year-old Andrew Lalande had apparently fallen asleep Friday and crashed into a car that was stopped in front of him.

Witnesses say Lalande got out of the truck after the crash, walked down the street, appeared to drop something on the ground, then returned to his truck.

Deputies later found 68 balloons full of heroin at the spot witnesses pointed out. They also found 15 syringes, one of them full of heroin, inside Lalande's truck.

McNeal says Lalande was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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