BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A large amount of drugs and cash was seized in a drug bust in Bethlehem Township Wednesday.
Police seized between $400,000 and $600,000 worth of drugs, a .380 caliber handgun and $13,000 in cash, according to a Bethlehem Police Department news release.
Detectives from the Bethlehem Police Department’s Special Operations / Vice Unit, the Northampton County Drug Task Force and Bethlehem Township Police Department served a search warrant at an apartment on the 200 block of Willow Park Road, police said.
They found 550 grams of loose fentanyl, 900 grams of loose heroin, approximately several hundred grams of an unknown brown powder ( a suspected controlled substance), approximately 65 grams of crack and powder cocaine as well as at least 60 unknown pills, police said.
Scales, a kilo press and packaging materials were also found, police said.
Timothy Wilkins, 40, faces several charges related to the drug bust, including three counts of possession with intent to deliver.
The investigation began after several citizen complaints, and was backed by months of surveillance, police said.
The $13,000 in cash and a 2005 Mitsubishi will be seized under drug forfeiture laws, police said.
The cash which was seized will be used by law enforcement, through Northampton County's drug forfeiture fund, to fund anti-drug community programs, said county District Attorney John Morganelli.
"I've seen too many deaths and too many folks addicted to this poison and it ruins their lives and it ruins the lives of their family," Morganelli said.
Another man was arrested in September after $400,000 worth of drugs were seized. Daniel Matos, 47, was charged in relation to that drug bust. Nearly $1 million worth of drugs have been seized as a result of the two recent drug busts, police said.