Man charged after Arlington Heights police find 223 grams of heroin inside car

A 26-year-old Bellwood man faces numerous charges after he recently tried to elude Arlington Heights police following a traffic stop, which turned up more than 223 grams of heroin, authorities said Thursday.

Keith Manning, of Bellwood, was arrested Tuesday, and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer, Arlington Heights police said.

An officer initially saw a car with two individuals commit a traffic violation around 9 a.m. near Algonquin and Golf roads in the village and pulled the car over, said Arlington Heights Police Cmdr. Rich Sperando. While speaking with the driver and the passenger, who later was identified as Manning, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana and asked them both to exit the car, Sperando said.

The driver, who was not identified, complied and exited the car at which point Manning jumped into the driver’s seat and tried to drive away from the area, police said.


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