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Obamacare heroin: 1,250 bags of heroin seized in Massachusetts stamped Obamacare

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Obamacare heroin was discovered in vehicle after a routine traffic stop in Massachusetts. The 1,250 bags were stamped with bright red lettering that spelled out “Obamacare,” which is the name the media has dubbed the new healthcare plan, reports NBC Connecticut on Dec. 20.

The car was stopped in the small town of Hatfield, Mass., which is about 30 miles from the Connecticut border. Mass. State Police Trooper Joseph Petty stopped the car on Interstate 91 early Friday morning after the vehicle passed him on the highway in Northampton, Mass. and the trooper noticed several vehicle violations.

Police found the 1,250 bags of heroin inside the car and arrested all four occupants of the vehicle for drug trafficking. The driver of the car, Tyler Robenstein, 23, of Colchester Vt. was charged with trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws, possession to distribute a Class A substance, speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle.

Marquese Jones, 22, and Sherod Green, 24, both of Newark, N.J., and Ashley Beaulieu, 21, of Colchester, Vt., were the passengers in the vehicle. The three were charged with trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to violate the drugs laws and possession to distribute a Class A substance.

All four are being held until they appear in Northampton District Court. It is not known why the heroin is named “Obamacare.”

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