Detectives with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force have arrested two men on drug charges.
On May 28, detectives pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 41 in Gap, with a search warrant for the driver, 37-year-old Martin Ortiz of Lancaster and his vehicle.
Officers suspected the driver and his passenger, Luis Antonio Aponte-Ortiz, were returning from Philadelphia with a significant amount of heroin.
Detectives found a plastic grocery bag of heroin containing 21 “bricks” of suspected heroin behind the driver’s seat and arrested both Ortiz and Aponte-Ortiz.
After the arrest, detectives searched Ortiz’s residence and found seven additional “bricks” and $34,600 cash under a bedroom mattress, which Ortiz reportedly admitted was proceeds from heroin sales.
According to a news release, the street value of the heroin is approximately $40,000.
Both men were charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and criminal conspiracy. They were both committed to Lancaster County Prison on default of cash bail.