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W-B police arrest man on drug offenses

October 05. 2013 12:17AM

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WILKES-BARRE — For two days, city police allegedly bought heroin from a man they knew only as “Shorty.”

On the third day, Shorty was arrested for the alleged drug sales.

The man known as Shorty, Lee Alexander Snyder, 47, of Hickory Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Thursday on six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He remained jailed Friday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $60,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaints:

Police set up to buy heroin from Snyder on Tuesday. Arrangements were made for Snyder to exchange heroin for cash at Hickory and Columbus streets.

The next day on Wednesday, police repeated the process by arranging to buy heroin allegedly from Snyder.

Snyder sold heroin at the same street corner, the complaint say.

Police said in the complaints they watched both days Snyder leaving his residence and walking the short distance to the street corner to exchange heroin for cash.

A search warrant was served at Snyder’s residence on Thursday when police allegedly found a quantity of cocaine, heroin, packaging materials, more than $1,100 cash and a cell phone, according to the complaint.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 15 before District Judge Rick Cronauer in Wilkes-Barre.

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