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.

Detectives found:                                               

- 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.

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