Lehigh Valley

Allentown police confiscate crack, heroin, pot in separate raids

Authorities also confiscated more than $5,000 cash

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Allentown Police Department’s vice division confiscated crack, pot, heroin, five cell phones and more than $5,000 cash in a pair of Thursday morning raids.

John T. Drayton, Robin Moore and Gilbert Orlang are facing drug and conspiracy charges following searches of their North 15th and North Jordan street homes. District Judge Jacob Hammond arraigned the trio on separate sets of charges Thursday night.

Authorities executed a search warrant on Drayton and Moore’s home in the 300 block of North 15th Street about 8:45 a.m. They allegedly discovered 5 grams of crack, $4,571, four cell phones and two handgun magazines.

Police charged Moore and Drayton each with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance. The 52-year-old Drayton is in Lehigh County Jail after failing to post $25,000 bail, while the 47-year-old Moore sits in county jail after failing to post $20,000 bail.

Investigators executed a search warrant on Orlang’s home in the 500 block of North Jordan Street shortly after 11 a.m. and allegedly seized $662, 33 bags of heroin, two bags of marijuana, a bag of crack, a cell phone and plastic baggies.

Police charged the 35-year-old with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance and single counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. He failed to post $25,000 bail.

All three are tentatively scheduled for separate preliminary hearings on March 2.

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