North Charleston Police say two accused drug couriers hid more than $200,000 worth of heroin in a mechanized compartment beneath the center console of their car.
Investigators showed off their discovery Wednesday while announcing one of the largest heroin seizures in the department's history.
Chief Jon Zumalt said narcotics officers doing surveillance found 389 grams of heroin inside a Pontiac Grand Prix they stopped on the Ashley Phosphate Road exit ramp on Interstate-26 on June 1.
Investigators said the alleged smugglers hid the 2,000 wax paper baggies full of drugs in the secret compartment they accessed by pushing a black button that was installed on the dashboard. Investigators showed how the center console in between the driver and passenger seats rose from the floorboard, revealing a hole visible from the back seat.
Police charged a North Charleston man and a Miami woman in the case.
Read more details in Thursday's editions of The Post and Courier.