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Bethlehem Police bust Delmar man with 2,500 bags of heroin

Bethlehem Police reported they arrested Eric J. Burkart of Pine Street in Delmar and seized approximately 2,500 individually wrapped bags of heroin.

The heroin was packaged for sale and had a total weight of 26 ounces, according to a release, and has an estimated street worth of $50,000.

The arrest happened at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, after Burkart, 48, was seen driving 2002 GMC Sport Utility Vehicle on Delaware Avenue. After observing him commit a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation police discovered he was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Bethlehem Town Court for endangering the welfare of a child charge.

Burkart was arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Town Court on Tuesday, March 17, at 4:00p.m.

Bethlehem Police said the investigation is ongoing and is asking anyone with additional information to contact the department's Detective Office at 439-9973.

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