Columbia Crack Cocaine Dealer had $15K Stash, Cash and Pistol

A charged crack cocaine dealer had $15,000 in drugs, a pistol, and cash at his Columbia home during a recent raid.

Duane Lester Fields, 43, was ordered Thursday to face charges in Lancaster County Court regarding the July 28 raid of his South Fourth Street home.

Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives raided the home after a lengthy investigation, which included surveillance, revealed suspected drug trafficking.

At the home in the 100 block of South Fourth Street, detectives found:

- 157 grams of cocaine: 107 grams of crack cocaine and 50 grams of powder cocaine

- 30 grams of marijuana in baggies for street sales

- $2,000 cash

- A Ruger pistol and magazines

- Digital scales

Fields is charged with felony counts of intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana, and a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge. He waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was ordered to face the charges in county court.

Fields is free – until his next court appearance - after a bondsman posted $100,000.

He is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright