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Posted on: September 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Man Jailed for Raid that Uncovered 'Molly' and 3 other Drugs

Israel Padilla

A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years in state prison for dealing four substances found during a city raid in March.

Lancaster Drug Task Force detectives found heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and “Molly” on March 2 at Israel Padilla’s apartment on East New Street.

On Monday in Lancaster County Court, Padilla, 33, pleaded guilty to felony counts of drug-dealing and a felony count of escape regarding him fleeing an interview with detectives after the raid.

Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick asked for consecutive sentences on the drug-dealing offenses and the escape. President Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered that, jailing Padilla for 4 to 10 years in state prison.

During the raid, detectives found:

- 234 grams of marijuana
- 51.7 grams of cocaine
- 28 grams of “Molly”
- A gram of heroin

Regarding the escape charge, Padilla was being questioned by detectives, at Lancaster city police station, when he fled. He turned himself in, with an attorney, two days later.

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