Rhode Island pair charged with heroin distribution in Lebanon

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities say a couple from Rhode Island was behind a heroin operation in Lebanon.

Michael Anthony Persaud, 29, and Tiffany Victoria Irizarry, 28, were arrested Friday after Persaud allegedly sold seven bundles of heroin to an undercover officer outside the Days Inn at 625 Quentin Road.

Drug task force agents searched the pair’s hotel room and found approximately 70 grams of bulk heroin and other drug paraphernalia. The amount of heroin, uncut, would fill about 2,300 additional bags, an approximate street value of $11,500, authorities said in a news release.

Police said it wasn’t the first time Persaud sold drugs to the undercover agent. It’s alleged that it happened over a month’s period of time at various locations throughout the city.

Persaud is charged with delivery, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of heroin, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy. Irizarry is charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy.

Both were placed in Lebanon County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail.

Police said Persaud is also known by his rap stage name Montana Millz. His online mixtape category includes songs such as “Sell Drugz,” “Gun Play,” “Armed and Ready” and “Picture Me Rollin.”

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