SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> A Massachusetts man charged after police say they found heroin in his car says the drugs aren't his — they were in the vehicle when he bought it.

The Republican newspaper reports that a lawyer for Sean Deglis said in court Monday that his client had no idea that 95 packets of heroin were stashed in a hidden compartment of the car he just bought.

Attorney Tony LaCasse explained said it was unfair to expect his client to "hire a drug-sniffing dog to inspect a car before purchasing it."

Prosecutors say narcotics detectives, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, arrested the 29-year-old Southwick man Saturday night in a liquor store parking lot.

Deglis pleaded not guilty and was held on $10,000 bail despite his lawyer's arguments.

Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/