Lancaster man on parole caught with cache of drugs in apartment
LANCASTER, Pa.–A man on parole was arrested Tuesday after police found a cache of assorted drugs in his Lancaster city apartment.
Saoul Anwar Abdullah, 35, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, possession of oxycontin, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Agents with the Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole office searched Abdullah’s apartment located along the 300 block of South Queen Street on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities discovered numerous narcotics inside and contacted police.
Officers obtained a search warrant and found:
- Twenty-nine (29) bags of heroin
- Two (2) 80 mg pills of OxyContin
- One (1) bag of crack cocaine
- One (1) bag of powder cocaine
- One (1) large bag of synthetic marijuana
- Two (2) small corner tie baggies of marijuana
- One box containing over 100 blue wax paper sleeves used for packaging heroin
- A small digital scale
- Three glass and rubber pipes used to ingest marijuana
- $740.00 in U.S. currency
Police found the drugs in the front living room of the apartment, which also doubled as Abdullah’s bedroom. Investigators also found three additional items that were consistent with MDMA, LSD and methamphetamine. Police sent those items to the Pennsylvania State Police laboratory in Harrisburg for chemical analysis.
Abdullah was arrested and taken to Lancaster County Prison in lieu $400,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.