Police: 'Candy' found during Queens traffic stop turned out to be heroin

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FLUSHING, NY -- A bag of what appeared to be candy turned out to be $85,000 of heroin, police said, leading to two arrests.

According to the New York City Police Department, 40-year-old Jesus Perez and 50-year-old Ivan Carvajas were stopped Monday night while the two were sitting in a car on Prince Avenue in Flushing, Queens.

The officers approached the men because they were sitting in an idling car, but discovered that Perez had a suspended license.

Police searched the car and discovered the drugs.

Perez and Carvajas are facing charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.