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Posted on: March 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Pounds of Marijuana, 'Wax,' Guns, $10K Seized at Lancaster Home

David Irwin

A Lancaster man is charged with several felonies regarding a major marijuana-dealing operation uncovered at his home.

Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives found pounds of marijuana, marijuana “wax,” and evidence of a grow operation at David Victor Irwin’s home on Nolt Road.

Irwin had been making monthly trips to Oregon and California where he bought the drugs and shipped them to Lancaster.

“The most concerning thing about marijuana and marijuana-dealing is the misperception that it’s not dangerous,” Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday. “There are astronomical profits being made dealing marijuana, so dealers are arming up.

“Just in this raid alone, the detectives discovered over $50,000 in cash and assets related to Mr. Irwin’s drug trade.”

Irwin, 21, recently was ordered to stand trial on three felony counts of drug-dealing. A bondsman posted Irwin’s $100,000 bail.

Following an investigation that included surveillance, detective raided Irwin’s home in the 3100 block of Nolt Road last month, finding drugs, guns, and over $10,000 cash.

Detectives seized:
- More than 9 pounds (4,200 grams) of marijuana, with an approximate street value of $27,000.
- About 140 grams of marijuana “wax,” with a street value of $11,200. Wax is a more pure form of THC (the active component in marijuana), thus making it much more powerful, according to detectives.
- A Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15 assault rifle.
- A Glock 19 9-mm handgun.
- $10,195 in cash.
- Paraphernalia related to drug sales, usage, and storage.

Also, a walk-in closet had been converted into a grow room, where detectives found evidence of harvested plants.

Irwin had been traveling out west for several months. He sent some of the packages to his mother’s home in Landisville. She hasn’t been charged.

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