Crime

Bradenton police looking for man who delivered heroin wrapped in a burrito to hospital

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BRADENTON -- 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 at Blake Medical center, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The man then thanded the Blake employee a bag of food he said was for the patient. When the employee checked the food inside the bag, a syringe was found hidden inside a burrito.

The Bradenton Police Department was immediately called.

The liquid inside the syringe was tested by police with a field test kit, and it tested positive for the presence of heroin.

The man was said to be between 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin build and "bleach blonde" hair.

Anyone who recognizes the man or has any information about this incident can call officer Mike McNamee at 941-932-9300 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS).

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