A 43-year-old Belmont man was found to be in possession of heroin after a traffic stop on Everett Street in East Arlington Sunday night, according to police.
Daniel Arone, of Herman Street, Belmont, was arrested at about 9 p.m. Sunday and charged with possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense) and receiving stolen property under $250.
An officer allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia in Arone’s vehicle after a traffic stop and then found two small bags of heroin in the vehicle. Arone said that the heroin wasn’t his. During booking, police allegedly found a cut straw, often used to snort drugs, in Arone’s sock.
The officer initially pulled over Arone as his license plate was coming back as stolen. Arone had two more license plates in his trunk that didn’t belong to him, police said.