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Heroin concealed in candy wrappers found inside car in Flushing: NYPD

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It was like taking candy from a criminal.

Police, while collaring a driver for a suspended license in Flushing Tuesday afternoon, discovered about $85,000 worth of heroin hidden in butterscotch-like wrappers inside the man’s car, authorities said.

Cops noticed the vehicle idling at Prince Street and 39th Avenue about 3:45 p.m., and when they ran the plate, they found that the driver, 40-year-old Jesus Perez, had a suspended license, according to the NYPD.

Inside the car, they uncovered the heroin and a digital scale, and arrested Perez, along with his passenger, Ivan Carvajas, 50.

According to the 109th Precinct, the drugs were valued at around $85,000.

Perez, of Deer Park, Long Island, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated unlicensed operator.

Carvajas, a Jackson Heights resident, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary of tools.

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