(Hamden, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Hamden police have a man in custody and have taken nearly $13,000 of heroin off the streets.

The incident occured Saturday night around 9 p.m. when officers spotted a vehicle driven by 56-year-old Victor Dewindt on Morse Street, traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police say in addition to speeding, the headlights and taillights on Dewindt’s car weren’t illuminated.

As he fled, police say Dewindt tossed a bag from the vehicle that contained 600 wax folds of heroin, about 168 grams.

Police say Dewindt initially stopped on Prospect Street but then threw the car in reverse, hitting a police cruiser in the process.

When arrested, Dewindt had nearly $10,000 on him, police said.

The New Haven man is facing a host of drug and motor vehicle offenses.  Bond was set at $150,000.


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