Man arrested in undercover narcotics bust, accused of selling heroin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly selling heroin, after being caught in an undercover narcotics sting operation.

According to the undercover officer, 28-year-old Henry Gillespie’s social media profile was open to the public. The investigator made contact with Gillespie and arranged to buy 3.5 grams of heroin from him.

The officer reported that Gillespie set the location of the sale at a parking lot at 9061 Research Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. According to the officer, the two had to wait for Gillespie’s supplier to arrive with the drugs.

The officer reported he paid Gillespie $260 and agreed to pay an additional $40 when the product arrived. Once the supplier arrived and delivered the product to Gillespie, the officer determined it was black tar heroin and completed the transaction before signaling for an arrest. 

The substance sold to the undercover officer was tested an confirmed to be black tar heroin. Gillespie was arrested on a charge of delivering a controlled substance. His bond is currently set at $10,000.

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