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Man found with 18 balloons of heroin sentenced

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Jorge Herrera, 23 Jorge Herrera, 23
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A man caught in June with 18 balloons of heroin was sentenced this week in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, according to a release from the District Attorney's Office.

Jorge Herrera, 23, was arrested in June after police found him in a Charlotte park holding some of the balloons in his hand, the report states.

A search of Herrera's vehicle led to the discovery of more of the pre-wrapped drugs under a seat as well as in the door of the vehicle.

In all, Herrera had 18 balloons of heroin and $2,000 in cash, police said.

Herrera was tried for trafficking in heroin by possession and possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin. The jury returned verdicts of guilty on both counts Thursday.

Herrera was sentenced to 90 to 117 months in prison for the trafficking offense and an additional 6 to 17 months to be served consecutively for the possession offense.

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