Given a little more time, Dakeem Booker might have turned 2.6 ounces of heroin into $50,000.
The Lackawanna County Drug Task Force had other plans.
Mr. Booker, 28, of Scranton, was arrested last month at his Palm Street home and charged as a drug dealer. County detectives and members of the state parole office raided his home after a tip, detectives said. They found a digital scale, a revolver and countless wax sleeves stamped “Magoo,” a brand of heroin.
Scranton police have charged 713 people for dealing either heroin or cocaine since 2009, according to uniform crime reporting statistics.