Police find 26 pounds of heroin in box of diapers; 2 arrested

Posted at 1:02 PM, Feb 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-26 13:02:49-05

MODESTO, Calif. --  Two people have been arrested after a Modesto Police dog alerted officials to 26 pounds of uncut heroin hidden in a box of diapers.

According to KTXL, the heroin was discovered during a police vehicle search just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The suspects, Israel Alcazar, 34, and Isabel Soto-Mandragon, 20, were in the vehicle with their 10-month-old infant.

Alcazar and Soto-Mandragon were both arrested and Child Protective Services took the couple’s baby into protective custody, according to KTXL.

"We know we have taken a high level drug trafficker off of the street with this arrest,” Sgt. Kelly Rea told KTXL. “This was a significant seizure and should really make a dent in the access to heroin in Modesto.”

Modesto officials say the heroin they seized from Alcazar and Soto-Mandragon would have a street value of over $2.3 million.