Woman Gives Grandmother Heroin to Hold: Cops

Investigators say a southwestern Pennsylvania woman used her unsuspecting grandmother to conceal more than $2,000 in heroin during a traffic stop.

Washington County sheriff's deputies say 28-year-old Amanda Molinaro asked her grandmother to hold 120 stamp bags of heroin after being pulled over Monday in the borough of Washington.

Deputies say they stopped Molinaro because she was driving erratically. After she got out of the car, deputies say they noticed an unusual bulge in her grandmother's pocket, which turned out to be drugs.

Deputy Anthony Mosco says the older woman clearly didn't know what the substance was.

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Police say Molinaro admitted she gave her grandmother the heroin because she was scared of getting caught.

Molinaro is being held on $20,000 bail on drug charges. Her grandmother was not charged.

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