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Roanoke County couple arrested, charged with making heroin

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Roanoke County Police are investigating a couple for manufacturing heroin with the intent to distribute.

49-year-old Gina Santos and husband, 51-year-old Jack Santos were both charged after police found heroin paraphernalia in the couple’s car after a traffic stop on Interstate 81.

According to search warrants Mrs. Santos gave police permission to search the car for illegal narcotics during the stop.

Police reported finding a segment of plastic straw with a powder residue and several rectangular packages wrapped in newspaper, which the arresting officer recognized as heroin packaging.

The Santos’ were both taking to Roanoke County Salem Jail and released on bond.

They will appear in court in June.