Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies found a large amount of heroin during a Monday-night traffic stop after a nervous driver said he was coming back from a children's hospital to visit an elderly friend.
Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Rod Carroll said a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office stopped a GMC SUV for a having an obscured license Plate on eastbound Interstate 10 near mile marker 843.
The deputy said the driver appeared extremely nervous during the stop. The said he was returning to Clifton, VA from visiting an 86-year-old friend that was hospitalized in Houston. When the deputy asked which hospital, the driver responded "Texas Children's."
The deputy asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver consented.
The deputy found a satchel in the back seat containing 3 bundles wrapped in duct tape. The contents were identified as Heroin with an approximate street value of $250,000.
The driver, identified as Ronald Clifton Brown, 64, of Clifton, VA, was taken into custody.
Brown has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. His bond is set at $100,000.