SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office received information that 17-year-old Diego Ricardi was carrying a backpack with a large quantity of heroin. 

Detectives contacted Ricardi when he got off the bus and a consensual search of the backpack led deputies to recover four sealed bundles of heroin weighing more than 11 pounds and $3,000. 

"So, this investigation took place very quickly and it was very real time information we received. We acted on it and then once we made contact with the subject and got access to that backpack we got a very significant amount of heroin from there adding up to the street value of about $250,000," SCSO's Kaitlyn Perez said.