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Heroin hidden in burrito dropped off at hospital

Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 09:46:16-05

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying and finding a man who dropped off a burrito with a heroin-filled syringe inside to a Bradenton hospital.

The Bradenton Herald reports that the man handed the Blake Medical Center employee a bag of food he said was for a particular patient.

When the employee checked the food inside the bag, a syringe was found hidden inside a burrito.

Bradenton police were immediately called. Officers tested the liquid inside the syringe with a field test kit, and it tested positive for the presence of heroin.

The incident happened Nov. 3, but police released the information and a photo of the suspect on Tuesday.

On November 3, 2015, at 3:45 am, a black male subject arrived at Blake Memorial Hospital to visit a patient however,...

Posted by Bradenton Police Department on Tuesday, December 29, 2015