Suspects arrested on suspicion of weapon, drug-related offenses

Bancroft Way and Sixth Street
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While conducting a traffic stop near Bancroft Way and Sixth Street, Berkeley police officers allegedly found a plastic bindle of heroin, a glass pipe and a loaded handgun, leading to the arrest of two individuals.

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Two suspects, a 29-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, were arrested by the Berkeley Police Department on July 23 on suspicion of several weapon and drug-related offenses.

BPD officers allegedly found a plastic bindle of heroin, a glass pipe — commonly used to inhale drugs — and a loaded handgun when they conducted a traffic stop July 23 at 9:29 p.m. near Bancroft Way and Sixth Street.

When they were stopped, the man was allegedly holding a lactose bottle of powder, which is sometimes used to hide heroin. When asked to set it down by officers, the man allegedly opened the bottle and began to pour out the contents. The man was also arrested on suspicion of destruction of evidence.

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