Employees at the Bensalem School District found a suspicious backpack last month in the rear parking lot containing a shocking amount of heroin with a street value of $100,000. Since then investigators have been working on the case to identify the person who left the bag. Now, the authorities have established the source of the bag full of heroin.
The suspicious backpack was found by the employees at around 9:28 a.m. on December 20, 2017, in the rear parking lot of Cecilia Synder Middle School. District personnel then contacted Bensalem Police, who in turn discovered that the backpack contained four “bricks” of heroin. The drugs had already been packaged for sale. The estimate dosage was placed at 10,000.
Since then, Bensalem Narcotics officers have been conducting a probe to identify the source of the heroin. A review of video surveillance at Cecilia Synder Middle School revealed that a tan Toyota Corolla with New Jersey registration was in the area where the backpack was found.
Investigators conducted a traffic stop on the target vehicle in Bensalem Township on January 10 at 8:50 p.m. The traffic stop and other findings from the series of investigations directly led the authorities to identify and arrest 26-year-old Natasha Willis from Bensalem. Willis admitted to possessing and “accidentally” placing the bag outside of her vehicle behind the school on the day it was discovered by the school employees.
Natasha Willis was charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics and related offenses. She was arraigned by District Justice Falcone and bail was set at $750,000.
She was then turned over to PA Constables and transported to the Bucks Country Correction Facility.
Police say the heroin was not really intended for the school and at no time were students placed in danger, thanks to the quick action of the personnel and police.