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63-year-old woman arrested with heroin balloons in Alhambra

The Alhambra Police Department arrested Lorie Kell on Thursday, seizing over $1,000 in heroin from her apartment on the 900 block of South Marguerita Ave. The police issued a warrant and seized 70 balloons of heroin.

Alhambra Police Department Sergeant Gerald Johnson said that balloons are a common way to sell heroin and estimated the seizure was worth at least $1,000. While the heroin was intended for sale in the Alhambra area, Johnson said he did not see a trend toward increase sales locally.

Kell was released on Thursday night after posting $30,000 bail, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

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