Lititz-Based Fentanyl Dealer who Tried to Flush Stash Jailed up to a Decade

A Lititz man will serve up to a decade in prison for dealing fentanyl and cocaine – despite his efforts to flush the drugs when detectives raided his apartment.

Miguel Vializ was convicted at a nonjury trial in August of two felony drug-dealing counts and related charges regarding a January search of his apartment.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force found at the West Lemon Street apartment nearly 500 bags of fentanyl, eight grams of cocaine, and cash.

Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn Jr., who convicted Vializ, recently ordered a sentence of 4½ to 10 years.

Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman said at sentencing that Vializ sold drugs out of greed and not to support an addiction.

Upon hearing Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives announce the search warrant on Jan. 25, Vializ ran to the bathroom to start flushing the drugs.

Most of the drugs were recovered. Vializ was charged with misdemeanor tampering for attempting to flush the stash.

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