Upper-Level Dealer Charged after Task Force Finds 79 Pounds of Marijuana, $60K Cash in West Donegal
December 18, 2018
A Lancaster man is charged with numerous felonies after a Lancaster County Drug Task Force search of a West Donegal storage unit uncovered nearly 80 pounds of marijuana and wax, along with $60,000 cash.
Drug Task Force detectives, following an investigation that included surveillance, searched the unit on Maytown Road on Friday. K-9 Bear was along for the detail and assisted in detecting the drugs.
That same day, detectives charged 34-year-old Paul Dicicco with several felony counts of drug-dealing and related misdemeanors.
He was taken into custody at a location in Manheim Township.
Dicicco, of North Charlotte Street, is at Lancaster County Prison on $1 million bail, as set at arraignment by District Judge Janice Jimenez.
Value of the seized marijuana is estimated at $400,000, depending on how it was to be sold (bulk or smaller-quantity street sales).
At the storage unit, detectives found:
- 77 pounds of marijuana
- 2 pounds of THC (the active component of marijuana)
- 250 vials of THC oil
- About $60,000 cash, believed to be proceeds from the dealing operation
- Packaging paraphernalia
Marijuana “wax” is a more pure form of THC, thus making it much more powerful, according to detectives.