PWID Heroin & Methamphetamine 30 August 2017

On Wednesday 30 August 2017 at approximately 0039 hrs. Officer Thomas and Officer Deibler were parked inside Brandon Park, 525 New Dorwart St., catching up on paperwork. The Officers observed a silver Nissan sedan enter the park and then quickly exit. City Parks close at 2200 hrs.

 The Officers followed the car and observed an equipment violation. The Officers made a trafffic stop along the 600 blk. S. Prince St. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Johanna Demanche and the front seat passenger was identified as Jose Melendez-Negron. The Officers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle. Torres-Negron, Demanche and a 2nd passenger were removed from the vehicle.

Officers located additional drug paraphernalia items in the vehicle that were consistent with packaging and distributing illicit narcotics. Melendez-Negron and Demanche were taken into custody. The 2nd passenger was released at the scene with no charges.

While at the station, Officers discovered that Melendez-Negron had hidden contraband under his scrotum. Officers found multiple plastic baggies that contained a clear rock-like substance that the Officers believed to be crystal methamphetamine. The Officers also discovered (2) bundles of suspected Heroin and a quantity of cash.

As a result of the investigation, Officer Deibler filed Criminal Complaints against Melendez-Negron and Demanche before MDJ Witkonis.

Melendez-Negron was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID) Herion (F), PWID Methampetamine (F), Criminal Conspiracy (PWID) (F) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (M). He was committed to LCP in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Demanche was charged with PWID Heroin (F), PWID Methampetamine (F), Criminal Conspiracy (PWID) (F), Possession Drug Paraphernalia (M) and No Rear Lights (S). She was committed to LCP in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Jose Melendez-Negron M/24 100 blk. Fifth St. Reading, PA 

Johanna Demanche F/22 2300 blk. Old Philadelphia Pike  Lancaster, PA

All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.