Friday, July 12, 2013

West Ward Man Arrested, Charged After Morning Drug Raid

An early morning raid resulted in the arrest of a West Ward man found with heroin and a stolen handgun, Easton Police say.

Bryan Velasquez, 21, was reportedly taken into custody at about 6 a.m. this morning while the Easton Police Department Vice/Narcotics and Special Response Units executed a narcotics search warrant at 103 North Oak St. Seized by authorites were approximately $2,200 worth of heroin, $1,000 in cash, and a stolen .380 caliber handgun, police said.

The warrant and arrest are the result of a several-months long investigation focusing on heroin sales in the West Ward neighborhood, said Lieutenant Matthew Gerould via a media release.

Velasquez is expected to be arraigned later today on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, receiving stolen property, violating an order not to possess a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said no one was injured during the search and arrest.

Velasquez pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs in 2010, and served just over nine months in prison for the offense later that year, according to online state court records.

The house on North Oak Street where Velasquez was arrested this morning is owned by Rosemary Velasquez of the same address, according to online county property records.

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