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Pittsburgh man found with 49 heroin packets

Eshia Ifill arrested during Allentown traffic stop.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man is facing drug charges after police found 49 packets of heroin in his book bag.

Allentown police said 31-year-old Eshia Horace Ifill was the subject of a drug investigation and was found in the back seat of a car stopped for a traffic violation at 10th and Chew streets on Wednesday.

Police found a blue ecstasy pill, a cell phone and $75 in cash in Ifill's pocket. Next to him in the backseat, a search turned up a black book bag, which contained 49 packets of heroin, yellow wax papers, a clear bag of marijuana, three cellphones and an iPad, polices aid.

Ifill was charged with possession with intent to deliver, simple possession and related charges.

A preliminary hearing has been set for July 2.

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