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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Two nabbed at motel for heroin sales

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  • WESTFALL TWP. - Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced the arrest two individuals in Westfall Township on charges related to heroin trafficking and endangering the welfare of children.  
    On June 18th detectives from the district attorney’s office, along with the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant issued by Magisterial District Judge Deborah Fischer to search for evidence of heroin trafficking in a room at the Apple Inn Motel in Westfall Township.
    After receiving information from the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, detectives from the district attorney’s office began a month long investigation into heroin sales at the Apple Inn on Route 6 & 209 in Westfall Township. During the investigation, detectives obtained information that Jesus Torres was dealing heroin from a motel room at the Apple Inn.  After search the motel room occupied by Jesus and Ashley Torres, and two children, police discovered 143 bags of suspected heroin, and $ 900.00 in cash.
        Jesus Torres, age 31, with a last known address of the Apple Motel,- is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver heroin; Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Torres was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fischer and placed in the Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000. 00 bail.
        Ashley Torres, age 27, with a last known address of the Apple Motel, is charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, heroin and xanax.  Torres was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fischer and placed in the Pike County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000.00 bail.
        Both face preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge Fischer on July 2, 2014.
        Tonkin thanked the Pennsylvania State Police, Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Port Jervis Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.
          Anyone with information on drug activity is asked to call the Pike County District Attorney’s Office at 570-296-3482 and ask for the Detective Bureau.  All calls will remain confidential.

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