Heroin bust in Stafford ‘one of largest’ seizures

Posted at 10:55 AM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 10:55:53-04

Stafford, Va. (WTVR)– The arrest of Steve Carrington Durham, Jr., age 28 of Brick, New Jersey, led to one of the largest heroin seizures in Stafford County, police said.

In early May, 2013 Detective Nick Chiappini of the Special Investigations Unit began an investigation regarding the shipment of a large quantity of heroin that was to be picked up in Stafford County and delivered south of the Fredericksburg region.

Police said that late May 8, 2013 Durham was stopped in his vehicle–along with unnamed female who was later released with no charges– in the Courthouse Road area of Stafford.

A K-9 alerted at the trunk area of Durham’s car.  A search of the trunk revealed approximately two kilograms of heroin with a street value estimated at $270,000.00 dollars, according to police.

It also turns out that Durham was out on bond for a similar offense that occurred in New Jersey approximately one week prior to his arrest in Stafford County, police said.

Durham has been charged with 1 Count Possession With Intent to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic. Durham is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond, police said.

The investigation remains open and police said that additional charges are likely.