NYC drug dealer arrested by Allentown police

Antwaun Gardner was selling heroin in 600 block of Chew Street

Posted: 4:13 PM EST Feb 12, 2014   Updated: 4:52 PM EST Feb 12, 2014

A 24-year-old drug dealer from New York City was arrested after he sold heroin to an Allentown police officer Tuesday evening.

Antwaun Gardner of Bronx was charged with delivery of a controlled substance --heroin -- and possession.

The arrest happened at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Chew St.  Police report Gardner was the subject of a drug investigation in that block.

Police said Gardner approached an unmarked police vehicle and asked if the detective was waiting for him. When the detective said yes and got out of the car, Gardner handed him 50 packs of heroin in exchange for cash.

After the drug transaction was completed, Gardner was taken into custody by police.

The defendant is in Lehigh County Prison, unable to post $50,000 bail.