A large movement of heroin was recently halted in Lancaster County when investigators arrested a Reading-based dealer.
The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with Drug Enforcement Administration, stopped a vehicle July 12 that was carrying a large quantity of heroin.
The driver – 49-year-old Angel O. Delarosa of Reading – was arrested after it was determined he was trafficking the heroin from Philadelphia.
Delarosa is charged with felony drug-dealing. He posted $200,000 bail.
Detectives searched the vehicle after the traffic stop at the Route 222 South exit ramp onto Oregon Pike. They found 1,950 bags of heroin with an estimated $19,500 street value.
The heroin packaging was stamped with a “HURRICANE” name and logo. The distribution of that particular brand in this region is being investigated.
Detectives also seized about $1,000 cash from Delarosa’s vehicle.
Detectives determined Delarosa was buying heroin in Philadelphia and transporting for sales in Lancaster and Reading.
Lancaster County Drug Task Force filed charges.
Delarosa, of Gordon Street, Reading, is presumed innocent.
A preliminary hearing date is scheduled for Sept. 13.
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