5 arrested after constable serving warrant sees drugs inside home

(From left to right: Rafael Rodriguez Jr., Angelo Ortega Jr., Larry Rowe, Jr. Jayson Cadet, Bebetho Jeanty (not photographed)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Five people were arrested after a state constable, who was issuing a warrant, spotted a large amount of marijuana and a digital scale inside a Lancaster home.

Police say the constable was dressed in a recognizable manner when he spoke to residents of the home on Poplar Street.

Additional officers responded to the scene with a search warrant and discovered a wide range of narcotics, including heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, MDMA, methamphetamine, as well as various drug paraphernalia.

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A stolen AR-15 assault rifle, ammunition and $6,948 in cash were also found.

The following were arrested during Thursday’s incident:

  • Rafael Rodriguez Jr., 25, of Lancaster
    Charged with possession with intent to deliver MDMA, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Angelo Ortega Jr., 25, of Lancaster
    Charged with persons not to possess a firearm; receiving stolen property; possession with intent to deliver MDMA; Possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession of cocaine; possession of heroin; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Larry Rowe, Jr. 30, of Lancaster
    Charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine
  • Jayson Cadet, 21, of Lancaster
    Charged with possession of marijuana, possession of MDMA, possession of methamphetamine
  • Bebetho Jeanty, 22, of Lancaster
    Charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

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