WRIGHT TWP. – Township police, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force recently arrested three men on charges they sold cocaine to an undercover police officer in the parking lot of Weis Plaza.
Police arrested Kyle Hoffman, 20, of White Haven; Matthew Edmonds, 23, of Lansford; and Damien Ward, 32, of Hazleton and charged each on multiple counts of possession, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and single counts of conspiracy to possess, manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance, internal possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Hoffman was charged with a count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Police allege the men drove to Weis Plaza and sold cocaine to an undercover officer, and were arrested as they attempted to leave the parking lot. Police found several needles and glass pipes during the arrest, they said. Police said Edmonds was wanted on warrants from Hazleton and Philadelphia. All three were arraigned Jan. 12.