A Michigan man, arrested by Floyd County deputies last month after officers found a softball-size amount of heroin in his vehicle, is now being charged in federal court.

Officers pulled over a vehicle on December 31st for speeding on the Avenue of the Saints near Charles City. The driver, 50 year old Keith Tucker of Detroit, was apparently headed to Mason City.

During a search of Tucker's vehicle, deputies found a loaded .45 caliber handgun on the passenger seat, and a softball-size amount of heroin.

Tucker was initially charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, and Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility, after more narcotics were found in his possession.

Tucker has now been indicted in Federal Court in Cedar Rapids, on the charges of Conspiracy to Deliver 100 grams or more of Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possession of a Firearm as a Drug User.

As the case has been forwarded to Federal Court, the state charges against Tucker will be dismissed.

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