Drug Task Force Charges Man with Cocaine Stash at his Lancaster Apartment
A Lancaster man is charged with felony drug-dealing after a raid of his city apartment uncovered a stash of crack and powder cocaine and over $6,000 cash.
The Lancaster County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Monday afternoon in the 300 block of West James Street as part of investigation of 42-year-old Andres Torres-Rivera.
- 68.5 grams of crack cocaine
- 2 grams of powder cocaine
- Drug-packaging supplies
- $6,620 cash
The cash included pre-recorded buy money used in a surveillance operation.
Cocaine sells for about $100 a gram, according to detectives.
Torres-Rivera waived a preliminary hearing Thursday on counts of felony drug-dealing and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
At the hearing, Torres-Rivera’s bail was reduced to $39,000. As of Friday morning, it had not been posted.
Torres-Rivera is presumed innocent.
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