RO Gets 20 Years For Heroin Found In Repossessed Car
A man will serve prison time for drug trafficking after authorities found 78 bags of heroin in his car while it was being repossessed.
Duncan Eric McCreary, 33, was sentenced to 20 years Thursday, with the first 10 to be served in prison, according to the Gwinnett County district attorney.
The sentence comes after McCreary was arrested for trafficking heroin in May 2017.
C&O Recovery & Towing was repossessing McCreary’s Mazda 3 Sport from the parking lot of the Suburban Extended Stay Motel in Duluth, officials said. While looking through the car, the tow truck driver said he found 78 bags of heroin in the center console, the district attorney said.
A Georgia code classifies possession of more than 4 grams of heroin as trafficking. The bags weighed in at just over 7 grams, according to the GBI’s crime lab.
Gwinnett police seized the drugs. Later that day, authorities said McCreary reported his car stolen and told officers he was the only one who had a key.
A special investigator seized and searched three cellphones from McCreary. Authorities said they found notes and text messages about heroin transactions, “further connecting (McCreary) to the heroin found in his car.”