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Two men arrested before drug sale in East Stroudsburg

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The Monroe County Drug Task Force arrested two men for attempted purchase or receipt of a controlled substance Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney, Benjamin Levine and Ian Krueger, both of East Stroudsburg, were arrested Tuesday afternoon after agents from the task force learned from a confidential source they planned to meet Levine to sell him heroin.

Levine was taken into custody without incident. A search of Levine found $40, a cellphone, and two empty bags of heroin in his pocket. It was determined that the confidential source had arranged to sell four bags of heroin to Levine for $40.

A search of Krueger found a "heroin kit" containing a spoon, shoelace and syringe.

Levine was charged with criminal use of communication facility, attempted possession of a controlled substance, attempted purchase or receipt of controlled substance in commerce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Krueger was also charged with attempted possession of a controlled substance, attempted purchase or receipt of controlled substance in commerce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Levine and Krueger were taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility where they were processed and released. Levine is currently out on $20,000 bail.

Both will appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Muth for their preliminary hearing at a later date.


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