Wilkes-Barre Police Charge 2 In Drug-Trafficking Case

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

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

WILKES-BARRE — A wanted Philadelphia man awaiting trial on drug charges is being held in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail after city police arrested him and another man on drug charges on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Williams, 20, was and found to be in possession of “distribution amounts” of heroin, police said, without elaborating.

According to police, investigation into suspected drug activity in the area around Park Avenue, Lehigh Street, East Northampton Street and Empire Street led to a traffic stop at Park and Lehigh on Tuesday.

An Edwardsville man, Rashon Whitest, 19, of Green Street, was processed and released pending a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, police said.

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