Man finds $300K worth of heroin in car purchased at government auction in Tennessee

Man finds $300K worth of heroin in car purchased at government auction in Tennessee

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — An Alabama man got more than he bargained for after finding $300,000 worth of heroin in a car he bought at a government auction in Tennessee.

Rick Joyner was looking for a first car to give his foster son Tyrese Allen, WHNT reported.

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“I told him I could probably get him one for pretty reasonable and I did,” Joyner said. “The ones I look at are all drug seizures.”

He found a Ford Taurus out of Nashville. It was $500. He and Tyrese met officers in Tennessee when they picked up the car.

“It was full of junk and all kinds of stuff,” Joyner said. “And they were like, ‘Whatever is in there, it’s yours.’ Cause I asked them if they ran a dog through it, but they were like, ‘Nah, we got it all. Don’t worry about it.’”

Joyner had the car towed back to Alabama before they ever popped open the trunk.

“We started pulling all this stuff out of the trunk, and I saw this Walmart bag and I pulled it up and it had two bundles of something that was taped really, really heavy,” Joyner said. “I was looking at it and I thought, ‘Something don’t look right with this.’”

Joyner called the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said that the bundles were two kilos of heroin worth about $300,000.

“I’ll probably remember this for the rest of my life,” Tyrese said. “Just because it was so unexpected. It was just like a regular day and then out of nowhere, we find two kilos of heroin in our trunk.”