Bethlehem Press

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Drug seizure

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Tim Wilkins, 40, of Willow Park Road, during a search for suspected drugs at his home Oct. 9.

Detectives seized approximately 550 grams of loose Fentanyl, 900 grams of loose heroin, approximately several hundred grams of an unknown brown powder (suspected controlled substance), approximately 65 grams of crack and powder cocaine, 60-plus unknown pills, a. 380 caliber handgun, $13,000 in cash (seized under the dug forfeiture laws), and multiple items of drug paraphernalia, including scales, kilo press, packaging materials used in the packaging and distribution of heroin, fentanyl and other controlled substances.

The estimated street value of all the controlled substances seized is approximately $400,000 to $600,000.

This arrest and seizure of drugs was a result of joint investigative cooperation between Bethlehem Police Special Operations Detectives, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office and Drug Task Force, and Bethlehem Township detectives.

Lower Saucon Township Police K-9 assisted in the search of the apartment.

This investigation was started as a result of citizen complaints and citizen information, backed up by months of surveillance by city and task force detectives over the past several months.

Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said, “With the arrest of Daniel Matos on Sept. 27, 2019, and the seizure of approximately $400,000 worth of fentanyl and related drugs, plus this arrest and seizure of drugs, Bethlehem Police Special Operations and Northampton County Drug Task Force Detectives have removed close to $1 million worth of drugs; heroin, fentanyl and related drugs off the streets of the city of Bethlehem, Northampton County and other Lehigh Valley communities.”