HANOVER TWP. — A man known on the street and on social media as ‘HighLyfe’ is jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility after Wilkes-Barre police and state police allege he sold a brick of heroin in Hanover Township last week.
WILKES-BARRE — A man who state police say is part of a large drug trafficking organization and a second man were arrested when troopers executed a search warrant at a residence on East Division Street allegedly finding a large amount of heroin, fentanyl and packaging materials late Wednesday night.
A state appellate court upheld the conviction and life sentence for Preston Bonnett, who challenged the jury’s verdict claiming a state police deputy fire marshal was permitted to testify as an expert witness during his trial at the Luzerne County Courthouse.
JACKSON TWP. — A state inmate serving a life sentence for a homicide in Philadelphia was charged with attacking a corrections counselor inside the State Correctional Institution at Dallas earlier this month.
MOUNT POCONO — A man from Wilkes-Barre was found to be in possession of a handgun with an altered serial number during a traffic stop in Mount Pocono on Saturday, according to Pocono Mountain Regional Police.
WILKES-BARRE — A toxicology report showing homicide victim Fred Boote had traces of methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system is excluded from the trial of Reynaldo Mercado, Luzerne County President Judge Michael T. Vough ruled.
WEST PITTSTON — A Wilkes-Barre man crashed into a stop sign and intentionally struck a state police cruiser in West Pittston during a pursuit that began on Interstate 81 in Ashley late Wednesday night.