Police: Man who provided officers with false name caught with heroin

By Melanie Mizenko - [email protected] | June 21st, 2017 6:57 pm

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A man who allegedly provided officers with a fake name was found with suspected heroin, according to police.

According to a police report:

Corey McLaurin, 45, of Dana Street, was pulled over by police on Casey Avenue, in the township at 4:05 p.m. Sunday for having an unlawful registration plate on the vehicle he was operating.

Police recognized McLaurin as a suspect with a warrant for his arrest. He was asked to exit the vehicle when he was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

At police headquarters, McLaurin was positively identified as a man with an outstanding parole and county warrant.

During a search of McLaurin, police found 14 bags of suspected heroin.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, false identification to law enforcement and driving with a suspended license.

Police said McLaurin was sent to Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of arraignment.


By Melanie Mizenko

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