SEU Drug Arrest/ Recovered Stolen Handgun 400 blk. New Dorwart St. 03.26.2018

On March 26, 2018 (Mon.) officers assigned to the Police Bureau’s Selective Enforcement Unit, assisted by the patrol shift, responded to the 400 blk. New Dorwart St. to serve an arrest warrant on a wanted person.

Officers made contact with several occupants of the home, one of which was the wanted individual. While in the home officers observed a large amount of heroin being packaged for sale. The homeowner, Gregory Hutchinson, provided verbal and written consent to the officers permitting them to search the house. Located during the search were the aforementioned items. The firearm was located in a second floor bedroom belonging to Hutchinson. Hutchinson is a convicted felon. A varying amount and quantity of narcotics, including powder cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, were located in nearly every room of the house.

All occupants were arrested at the scene and charged accordingly. Charges were filed before DJ Adam Witkonis.

HUTCHINSON, Gregory B/M/52 400 blk. New Dorwart St. Lancaster PA

Charged with- Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Persons Not to Possess a Firearm; Possession of small amount of Marijuana

Committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail

ROSS, James B/M/24 1st blk. Riker Ave. Lancaster PA

Charged with- Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin/Cocaine and Crack Cocaine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail

MERCADO, Jose H/M/47 800 blk. Columbia Ave. Lancaster PA

Charged with- Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin/Cocaine and Crack Cocaine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail.

MERCADO, Migdalia H/F/45 400 blk. New Dorwart St. Lancaster PA

Charged with- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; arrested on outstanding Lancaster County Sheriffs Department bench warrant

Committed to LCP on Bench Warrant- Summons to be sent for the paraphernalia charge

REID, Marcel B/M/52 500 blk. S. Lime St. Lancaster PA

Charged with- Possession of Heroin; arrested on outstanding Lancaster County Sheriffs Department bench warrant

Committed to LCP on Bench Warrant- Summons to be sent for Possession charge

16 year old juvenile male Columbia Borough resident

Charged with- Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin/Cocaine and Crack Cocaine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-

Committed to Youth Intervention Center (YIC)

EVIDENCE SEIZED:

1) Taurus brand 9mm semi-automatic handgun Reported stolen from a vehicle. Report taken by Southern Regional Police Department.

2) 8.24 grams of heroin, estimated street value $2,884.00

3) 15.98 grams of crack cocaine, estimated street value $1,598.00

4) 24.58 grams of powder cocaine, estimated street value $2,458.00

5) Three digital scales

6) Packaging material

7) $740.00 in U.S. currency- asset seizure

8) Small amount of Marijuana

****The Bureau of Police is respectfully requesting that the media limit what is published to that which is on this news release and should the media become aware of any additional information, particularly the names of any witnesses or Lancaster residents in this case, it is requested that they refrain from publishing that information so as not to jeopardize the safety of anyone nor this ongoing investigation.****

All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court or adjudicated delinquent.