Undercover buys lead to arrest of alleged heroin dealer

Jonathan Landron was free on bail in connection with home invasion, officials say

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Published: Feb 14 2013 12:24:57 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 14 2013 12:29:00 PM EST
Jonathan Landron
READING, Pa. -

A man charged in connection with a home invasion in Reading has been arrested again on accusations he sold heroin throughout Berks County.

Jonathan Landron was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after three times selling heroin to an undercover detective, said Berks County detectives.

The transactions occurred in Mount Penn on Jan. 30; in Reading on Feb. 12; and in Muhlenberg Township on Feb. 12, said officials, adding that the detective contacted Landron on a cell phone to place each order.

At the time of the undercover buys, officials said Landron was free on bail after his arrest on Jan. 17 in connection with his alleged role in a home invasion on South 18th Street in Reading on Nov. 28.

Landron was arraigned on charges of possession, possession with the intent to deliver and delivery of heroin. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $75,000 bail.

Landron is still awaiting court action on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and theft in connection with the home invasion. Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to revoke his bail in that case.