Delmar man busted with near $50,000 worth of heroin in car

Bethlehem police say an expired registration sticker led them to a major drug bust on Tuesday. In fact, Bethlehem Police Chief Lou Corsi says it's one of the biggest his department has ever handled.

Officers pulled over 48-year-old Eric Burkart on Delaware Avenue in the town.

Chief Corsi says Burkhart was already wanted for endangering the welfare of a child in Bethlehem.

When police searched his car, that's when Corsi says they found 2,500 packets, or decks, of heroin with a street value of around $50,000 dollars.

Corsi says the drugs came from downstate.

“It's not every day you find 2,500 decks of heroin, so it's a substantial arrest […] I'm sure it's going to impact distribution in the short term, and like I said, I'm just really proud of everybody who worked on this,” Corsi said.

Burkart is being held at the Albany County Jail without bail on felony drug charges.

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