Lancaster County detectives arrest 3 on heroin charges

(Image 1)

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force has announced the arrests of three people on separate heroin charges.

Brandon Morant, 24, of Columbia, was arrested Jan. 31 after a search of his apartment uncovered 28 grams of bulk heroin, 485 individual bags of heroin, a small amount
of marijuana, two digital gram scales, packaging material common to
heroin, and $1,230 in cash, according to a task force news release.

The street
value of the heroin seized was approximately $5,000.

Morant tried to flee from detectives during the search, but was arrested after a brief foot chase, authorities said.

He was charged with delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail at Lancaster County Prison was set at $350,000 cash.

Detectives additionally announced the arrest of 21-year-old Weston Chad Smith, who allegedly had two grams of heroin in rock form, a small amount of marijuana, and about $1,500 in cash when authorities searched his Mountville home Feb. 7.

Smith was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail at Lancaster County Prison was set at $100,000 cash.

In a separate case, detectives arrested Victor Carlos Laboy-Rodriguez, 26, of Philadelphia, while conducting drug surveillance at a parking lot in the 600 block of Manor Street in Lancaster on Feb. 8.

A search of his vehicle uncovered two packages that contained a total of 663 individual packets of heroin that would have had a street value of $6,630, detectives said.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus