BRIDGETON — City police are searching for a local man after finding 500 small bags of what they believe to be heroin hidden in the door of his car.

Dayrone Rainner was in the Cumberland County jail Monday following a motor vehicle stop, but he went missing after making bail, said Bridgeton police Capt. Michael Gaimari.

Rainner fled before police searched his car on Tuesday, Gaimari said, adding that the search led to the discovery of the alleged heroin, which has a street value of about $7,000.

Gaimari said Rainner, 29, of Nichols Street, is wanted on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. Bail on those charges is set at $75,000 cash, he said.

Police stopped Rainner on North Laurel Street near Bridgeton Avenue on Monday afternoon on charges of driving with a suspended license. There was also an outstanding warrant for Rainner’s arrest on chares unrelated to the stop, Gaimari said.

Rainner’s actions at the time of the stop prompted authorities to use a Cumberland County Sherrif’s Office K-9 team to perform a “sniff” of Rainner’s car, which resulted in a warrant that allowed authorities to search the vehicle. Authorities found the bags hidden in a door, Gaimari said.

However, the search occurred after Rainner was bailed of out the county jail, where he was taken after the motor vehicle stop, Gaimari said.

Anyone with information about Rainner’s whereabouts can call the Police Department at 856-451-0033.

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