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Police: Belmont Man Found with Heroin After Traffic Stop in Arlington

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Daniel Arone. Credit: Arlington Police Department
Daniel Arone. Credit: Arlington Police Department

A 43-year-old Belmont man was found to be in possession of heroin after a traffic stop on Everett Street in East Arlington Sunday night, according to police.

Daniel Arone, of Herman Street, Belmont, was arrested at about 9 p.m. Sunday and charged with possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense) and receiving stolen property under $250.

An officer allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia in Arone’s vehicle after a traffic stop and then found two small bags of heroin in the vehicle. Arone said that the heroin wasn’t his. During booking, police allegedly found a cut straw, often used to snort drugs, in Arone’s sock.

The officer initially pulled over Arone as his license plate was coming back as stolen. Arone had two more license plates in his trunk that didn’t belong to him, police said.

Brad Sark May 06, 2014 at 08:38 AM
I am wondering how the drugs were found in the vehicle? I am seeing more and more the police taking liberties with searching vehicles. There needs to be a higher standard, not just, I think you might have something, so that is probable cause. Once something is "found" the story changes. We should require warrants for searches issued by a judge and anything found that is not the explicit subject of the warrant should be required by law to be inadmissible to any crime. Then we might get a little closer to the America I thought I lived in.
I dislike bloggers May 06, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Brad, If during the initial traffic stop if the officer sees the drug paraphernalia it gives him the option to ask the suspect to search the car . If the suspect allows him to then the items are found . If the suspect refuses they must get a search warrant . Either way great job APD for doing your job .
Zoltan May 06, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Driving around with stolen plates absolutely provides police with adequate probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle.
I dislike bloggers May 06, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Where is that BlowHard Blogger Boy ? He made a claim that thre are no drugs in Arlington. ... Ok Blogger Boy you can come out of your basement ...
Rich H May 06, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Bengahzi!

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