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Traffic stop leads to drug bust on Route 422 in Exeter

EXETER TWP., Pa. - A traffic stop in Berks County resulted in a large amount of drugs and cash being seized by police.

Authorities said they pulled over a car for speeding in the area of Perkiomen Avenue and Hartline Drive, in front of the Walmart, in Exeter Township around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Officers said they noticed drugs inside the car and eventually found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.

"We would highly recommend if you're running drugs, don't run through Exeter," said Sgt. Sean Fullerton, Exeter Township Police Department.

Investigators said the drugs had a street value of more than $11,000. Police also found more than $10,000 in cash.

Police said the stretch of highway where the stop happened is one drug runners often take.

"It's not the first time," Fullerton told 69 News. "I'm sure it won't be the last."

The driver, Demetrius Wilkerson, 25, of Pottstown, Montgomery County, was arrested on drug charges. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $200,000 bail.


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