Two men wanted in connection with a Philadelphia-to-Lancaster heroin operation have turned themselves in.
Warrants had been issued for the arrests of two Philadelphia men – Carlos Rivera-Diaz, 36, and Angel Luis Arroyo, 24 - after an April 19 traffic stop in Lancaster city uncovered 4,000 bags of heroin, valued at about $40,000.
On Thursday, both surrendered. District Judge William Reuter arraigned them Thursday afternoon. Arroyo was released on $100,000 unsecured bail; Rivera-Diaz was remanded to Lancaster County Prison on $100,000 bail.
Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives had been investigating the two men, performing surveillance of suspected illegal drug activities.
On April 19, the detectives and a city police officer stopped a Honda Civic in the 400 block of Dauphin Street. Rivera-Diaz and Arroyo were inside the Honda.
With a search warrant, the detectives found about 4,000 bags of heroin in hidden compartments in the vehicle.
Detectives believe the men had been trafficking heroin to Lancaster for sales.
Both are charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and conspiracy.
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