Police arrest suspect who dropped 140 bags of heroin into a bucket of human urine
LANCASTER, PA- Police say a man suspected of dealing heroin ditched 140 bags of the drug into a bucket of human urine as officers were about to arrest him.
According to police at the beginning of December, they received complaints of drug activity inside the home. After making controlled purchases, officers served the warrant.
Police say during the search officers encountered the suspect, 32-year-old Hector Montijo, in a second floor bedroom of the house. The suspect had discarded 140 bags of heroin (banded together into 14 separate bundles) into a large bucket of human urine adjacent to his bedroom just prior to police arrival.
Other residents of the home told police that Montijo rarely left his bedroom, spending almost the entirety of his time in the small room.
Officers were able to remove the heroin bundles from the urine. The bags were dried and police say they tested positive for heroin.
Officers located a total of 179 bags of heroin worth a street value of $1,790.00; ten bags of powder cocaine worth a street value of $200.00; five 10mg Oxycodone pills worth a street value of $50.00 and narcotic packaging material. Officers also seized $392.00 in U.S. currency.
After the search, police deemed the building unfit for human habitation and the residence was condemned.
Police said they also learned that the suspect was running an unlicensed barber shop and tattoo parlor out of his living room. The Lancaster City Health Department is expected to investigate that matter.
Montijo faces charges of ,possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin, possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia