HANOVER TWP. — A convicted felon wanted on parole violations and three others were arrested in separate drug sweeps in Hanover Township on Wednesday.
Township police along with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and agents with the state offices of Probation and Parole and Attorney General served a search warrant at a residence on Pulaski Street, arresting Rannie Lee Palmer, 32, and Tiffany Boehm, 35, just after 7 a.m.
Palmer and Boehm allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl from their residence for at least a month.
Authorities said they found fentanyl, a digital scale, cell phones and cash.
Court records say Palmer pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge involving heroin stemming from his arrest in Wilkes-Barre in November 2013. He was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison.
Palmer was also sentenced to 30 to 60 months in state prison for an armed home invasion on Barney Street in October 2004, when he pulled a gun, tied up a person in the house and stole a safe and its contents, court records say.
Palmer and Boehm were arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and a single count of possession of a controlled substance. They were jailed for lack of $100,000 bail each.
Authorities said Palmer was wanted by state parole agents and by police in Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes-Barre Township on unrelated offenses.
In the other drug sweep, authorities being assisted by Dallas Township police served a search warrant at a residence in the 2000 block of Mark Drive, Marion Terrace apartment complex, arresting Andrew Carter, 27, and Brittany Cooper, 18.
Authorities allege Carter and Cooper sold MDMA, a drug commonly known as ecstasy, for nearly a month from their apartment.
Carter and Cooper were arraigned by Halesey and jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $100,000 bail each.
Carter was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one count of criminal conspiracy with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
Cooper was charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts each of criminal conspiracy with intent to deliver, and possession of a controlled substance.