Wilmington officers stopped a car driven by Tarran Harris for an equipment violation.
Police say Harris and other occupants of the car were behaving suspiciously.
A search of the car turned up more than 500 bags of heroin packaged for sale.
When back up officers arrived, they recognized Harris as a man they were looking for in connection with an incident earlier in the week when he led officers on a car chase and crashed that vehicle into the front porch of a house.
Harris is now behind bars, facing 21 traffic violations in addition to drug-related charges.
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