Man With Drugs In Underwear Arrested In Las Cruces

Jan 16, 2013

Authorities in New Mexico have arrested a man who had five plastic bags of methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine taped to his underwear.

Las Cruces police say 31-year-old Sean Paul Halpern is being held in the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a $90,000 bond.

He was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant. Authorities say Halpern now is facing three additional counts of drug trafficking.

Police and Metro Narcotics agents say they spotted Halpern in the Mesquite Historic District and he was arrested after a short chase.

They say a glass pipe with burnt residue fell out of Halpern's pocket.

Authorities say he also was carrying a large sum of cash and a scanner apparently using to monitor police radio traffic.

Police didn't immediately know if Halpern has a lawyer.

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