In April, 2017 the Selective Enforcement Unit of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police began an investigation into illicit drug sales occurring in the 500 block of Poplar St. in the City of Lancaster. Tips had been received by Lancaster County Crimestoppers that the drug sales were taking place. Subsequent Undercover purchases of illicit drugs were made from Angel Hernandez-Caratini. After months of investigation, on 22 November, 2017 a search warrant was executed by the Selective Enforcement Unit and uniformed Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police on Hernandez-Caratini's residence. As a result of the search warrant 79 bags of Heroin were seized (value $790.00), a digital scale, and an additional $744.00 in US Currency. Hernandez-Caratini's residence was found to be unfit for human habitation and was subsequently condemned by Lancaster City Housing Inspectors.
Hernandez-Caratini was charged by Officer Adam Flurry of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit with felony Possession With Intent To Deliver Heroin and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges were filed at the District Justice office of the Honorable Judge Witkonis. Hernandez-Caratini's new charges violate the conditions of his State Parole. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.