FBI raids house in Hanover Township; two charged with drug trafficking

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
FBI agents raided a house on Boland Avenue in Hanover Township on Wednesday morning. Two people are now facing drug accusations. - Ed Lewis | Times Leader

HANOVER TWP. — FBI agents wearing protective vests raided a house on Boland Avenue on Wednesday morning after a federal grand jury indicted two people on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges.

A 14-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Scranton alleges Hakim Wilburn and Danielle Moorer, who resided at 226 Boland Ave., distributed more than 1 kilogram of heroin and an unspecified amount of cocaine from June 2015 to August.

One kilogram is the equivalent of 2.2 pounds.

According to the indictment, Wilburn, Moorer and other unnamed co-conspirators distributed heroin and cocaine for money and other valuables, and used cell phones to maintain contact with each other and customers.

Wilburn, Moorer and co-conspirators used homes in Luzerne County for the purpose of storage and distribution of heroin and cocaine, the indictment alleges.

Agents along with police in Hanover Township and Wilkes-Barre arrived at the Boland Avenue residence at about 7 a.m., closing the street for about 10 minutes from Olive Street to Saint Marys Road.

Neighbors reported agents banged on the door yelling, “FBI, open up.”

Moorer was seen being taken out of the house and transported to township police headquarters and later to the federal courthouse in Scranton.

A canine was led around the property, which includes a detached garage and a large yard behind the garage.

According to Luzerne County property records, Wilburn and Moorer purchased the house in October 2017.

A forfeiture action was included with the indictment for the Boland Avenue house, a property behind the house, a house at 29 Graham Ave., a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 2003 Chevrolet van, two bank accounts in Wilburn’s name, two bank accounts in Moorer’s name, two safety deposit boxes, and two Rolex watches.

FBI agents raided a house on Boland Avenue in Hanover Township on Wednesday morning. Two people are now facing drug accusations.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Boland-Ave-Raid-1-4.jpgFBI agents raided a house on Boland Avenue in Hanover Township on Wednesday morning. Two people are now facing drug accusations. Ed Lewis | Times Leader

By Ed Lewis

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