Local police are searching for a 29-year-old Nichols St. man after finding more than $7,000 worth of suspected heroin in the vehicle he was driving on April 1st when stopped by police.
According to police, warrants were signed Wednesday for Dayrone Rainner charging him with possession of the suspected heroin and possession with intent to distribute the drug but officers and investigators have been unable to locate him since his release from the Cumberland County Jail.
Capt. Michael Gaimari said Rainner was stopped by Sgt. Chris Blackburn on N. Laurel St. near Bridgeton Ave. Monday afternoon for operating a vehicle with a suspended drivers' license and was also found to possess an outstanding warrant for his arrest on unrelated charges.
Gaimari said that Sgt. Blackburn's observations of the suspect at the time of stop and subsequent arrest led to a narcotics canine and handler from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Dept. being summoned to the scene to conduct a "sniff" of the vehicle's exterior that eventually led to the impounding of the 2004 Buick and a subsequent search warrant executed by the department's Anti-Crime detectives Tuesday.
Found in the vehicle were more than 500 small bags of suspect heroin hidden in a vehicle door. According to police, Rainner had been bailed out of jail prior to the execution of the warrant and remains at large as of Thursday morning.
According to Gaimari, bail was set on the new charges at $75,000 cash and anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Bridgeton police. (Rainner Photo Attached)