Police: Suspect Had Over 1,000 Heroin Packets, Hid Some In His Body

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, PA — What started as a traffic stop ended with a man facing drug charges after police found over 1,000 packets of heroin in his vehicle.

Some of those packets were found in his rectum.

Oliver E. Rivera, 22, of Drums, faces charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say they stopped a vehicle that Rivera was driving at 12:35 a.m. on June 10 for traffic violations. During the stop, police say they observed indicators of drug trafficking and discovered more than 1,000 packets of heroin in Rivera’s vehicle.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news/154077840/

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More Than 1,000 Heroin Packets Seized During Butler Township Traffic Stop

English: Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania h...

English: Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania highlighting Butler Township (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BUTLER TWP., PA— State police at Hazleton said they recovered 1,073 heroin packets in a plastic shopping bag stuffed under the driver’s seat of a vehicle stopped on state Route 309 early Tuesday morning.

Raheem Harris, 37, of East Orange, New Jersey, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, false identification to law enforcement and driving without a license. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.

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Luzerne County Site Proposed For 1,000-Plus Homes Sold

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A developer has purchased 1,623 acres in three municipalities that had been proposed as a site for more than 1,000 new homes.

The new developer — Deep Woods Lake LLC — plans to proceed with plans to construct around 1,042 homes on the land in Dennison, Butler and Foster townships, Wilkes-Barre Attorney Bruce Phillips said Friday.

Phillips’ firm — Wetzel Caverly Shea Phillips & Rodgers — is representing Deep Woods and also has represented the seller, Crystal Penn Ridge LLP, as it attempted to obtain development approval for the project, he said.

“I know the new owner wants to continue these plans, but I don’t know the timetable,” Phillips said.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/1179845/Site-proposed-for-1000-plus-homes-sold

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