April 25, 2014
Two New Jersey residents arrested for trafficking heroin in Lehigh Valley
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two individuals accused of trafficking heroin from various Allentown motels for distribution throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Agents from the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation conducted a fast-moving investigation into the alleged heroin trafficking of Sherwin Collingwood Jr., 25, 586 Christopher St., Orange, New Jersey and Lynnasia Webb, 25, 159 Hollywood St., Orange, New Jersey, making an undercover purchase and controlled buy.
Approximately 892 bags of heroin were seized with an estimated street value of $9,000. Agents also seized $2,036 in cash and a vehicle.
Attorney General Kane said the seized heroin has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police Regional Laboratory for further testing.
Collingwood Jr. and Webb each are charged with one count of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, two counts of possession of heroin, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity.
The defendants were preliminarily arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Faulkner, with bail set at $275,000 each. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for May 2, 2014.
Attorney General Kane thanked the Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police Bethlehem and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force for their assistance with the investigation.
The case will be prosecuted in Lehigh County by Deputy Attorney General Robert Rosner of the Attorney General's Drug Strike Force Section.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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