East Petersburg couple, son accused of dealing cocaine

James, left, and Kelli Morant (submitted)

EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County couple and their 24-year-old son are facing charges after authorities said they found about $25,000 worth of cocaine in their East Petersburg house.

James E. Morant, 47, and his wife, 43-year-old Kelli L. Morant, had a full kilo, or kilogram of cocaine hidden in their bedroom, and Mr. Morant had a bag of cash, about 109 grams of cocaine, and more than 200 non-prescribed narcotics when he arrived at the home Tuesday, according to a news release from the Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Drug paraphernalia linked to the sale of cocaine was found throughout the house and in Jeremy J. Morant’s bedroom, authorities said.

In different areas of the home, investigators said they found a total of $114,000 in cash. Police seized the money and two vehicles.

James Morant was sent to Lancaster County Prison on $250,000 cash bail. His wife’s bail was set at $100,000 cash. Jeremy Morant was not arrested at the home, but charged by summons.

Authorities said the search was the result of a three-month investigation into cocaine sales at the home.

Cocaine, cash and paraphernalia seized at an East Petersburg home on Tuesday, July 21. (Credit: Lancaster County Drug Task Force)

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