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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Drug Task Force Nabs Alleged Dealer with Fentanyl, Child Pornography While on Bail

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A Lancaster County man charged over the summer with felony drug-dealing was caught twice – while on bail – with fentanyl for sale.

Justin Michael Jenkins also is charged with producing and possessing child pornography regarding materials found on his cellphone during investigation of drug-dealing activity.

In all, Jenkins is facing four separate criminal dockets: three for felony drug-dealing offenses, and the other with seven felony counts regarding the child pornography.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force conducted surveillance and searches in recent weeks which resulted in charges.

Jenkins, 31, is at Lancaster County Prison on a combined $265,000 bail. He is presumed innocent.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police filed charges in July when Jenkins was found with two bundles (containing 10 bags each) of heroin and nearly $2,400 cash.

Jenkins also had a stolen motorcycle when police encountered him at a Penn Township home.

He posted bail on Aug. 4.

The Drug Task Force later filed charges regarding these incidents:

- On Oct. 16, Jenkins sold fentanyl in a shopping center on Centerville Road in East Hempfield Township, while under police surveillance.

- On Oct. 19, Drug Task Force detectives searched Jenkins’ vehicle and his hotel room and found 170 bags of fentanyl, about two ounces of marijuana, Suboxone packets, paraphernalia, and $965 cash.

- Following the Oct. 19 arrest, police examined Jenkins’ cellphone and found child pornography. Jenkins is charged with video-recording a juvenile female who was in the vehicle with him during the Oct. 19 arrest.

A preliminary hearing on the child pornography docket is scheduled for Dec. 23.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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