HAZLETON, Pa. -- On Thursday, March 23, the Hazleton Police Narcotics Unit along with members of the Hazleton Police Special Operations Group and members of the Luzerne County Drug Task Force from West Hazleton PD executed a Narcotics Search Warrant at 898 North Vine Street.
Upon entry, 41-year-old, Hassan Sillie of 1850 Lafayette Avenue in Bronx, NY and 45-year-old, Victor Manuel Rios of North Vine Street in Hazleton were located on the second floor and taken into custody.
During a search of Victor, he was found to be in possession of a large amount of US Currency and several packets of heroin.
A further search of the residence uncovered an additional amount of US Currency, recorded buy money used during the controlled buys, 6 cellular telephones and numerous items of packaging materials used to package and store heroin.
During Investigation, Investigators utilized a confidential Informant to conduct controlled heroin buys from RIOS out of 898 North Vine Street.
Victor's being charged with (2) counts of Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) and (2) counts of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.
Hassan Sillie will be charged with (1) Count of Possession of a controlled Substance.