STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Things quickly went from bad to worse for an impaired driver from New Dorp on Wednesday after cops found more than 500 bags of heroin in his possession, prosecutors allege.
Eliezer Miro, 27, of the 200 block of Mill Road, was busted about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Armstrong Avenue on the Great Kills-Eltingville border.
According to court papers, Miro had been involved in a vehicular accident.
On arrival, cops found the suspect had watery eyes and slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, said court records. He was suspected of being under the influence of heroin, court documents said.
Officers observed Miro put something into his jacket pocket. They discovered 51 bundles containing a total of 509 small bags of heroin, said court papers.
A law enforcement source couldn’t immediately provide the contraband’s street value.
Cops also determined the suspect’s driver’s license was suspended for failure to answer a traffic summons.
Miro was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal drug possession, said a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan. He’s also accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and aggravated unlicensed vehicle operation.
The source said Miro has four prior drug-related convictions by plea, for arrests dating to July 2009.
In one of those cases, he awaits sentencing in Stapleton Criminal Court. Miro pleaded guilty in December of last year to misdemeanor drug possession, stemming from a June arrest, online state court records show.
He was slated to be sentenced Feb. 13 to a conditional discharge; however, that sentence appears in jeopardy based on the latest arrest, said the source.