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.