Nearly 2.5 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin was seized by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in Bay County.

BAY COUNTY - Nearly 2.5 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin was seized by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in Bay County, according to a news release.

“Troopers working in the area of Highway 98 and the Hathaway Bridge stopped a 2008 GMC Acadia SUV for speeding,” a news release said. “During the course of the stop troopers noticed numerous criminal indicators and a Florida Highway Patrol K9 was used.”

The alleged packaged heroin was said to be found in a backpack.

“At the time, three adults were arrested and transported to the Bay County Jail for charges of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute, and child neglect,” the release stated. “Three juveniles who were in the car at the time were turned over to the Department of Children and Families.”