HANOVER TWP. — Police say they seized drugs and other items with a street value of more than $20,000 during a narcotics bust Tuesday afternoon.
Richard J. Simon Jr., 33, of West Main Street, Nanticoke, was arrested at approximately 1:45 p.m. on the Sans Souci Parkway.
Hanover Township officers say a search of Simon’s vehicle turned up marijuana, $2,350 in cash, a cell phone, 66 vials of THC, and new and unused vape kits with THC vials. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
A search was also conducted at Simon’s home, where police said they recovered 96 vials of THC, 3.5 pounds of marijuana, three-quarters of a pound of marijuana butter, a digital scale, shrink-wrap baggies, a shrink-wrap machine, plastic baggies, new or unused vape kits and more cash.
Marijuana butter is used to make pot-laced brownies and other such snacks, according to online information.
Simon was arraigned by District Judge Daniel O’Donnell and his charges include three felony counts of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. He’s also accused of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was remanded to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.
Hanover officers worked in conjunction with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Nanticoke City Narcotics Unit.
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