Two men wanted in $40K heroin bust surrender

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Carlos Rivera-Diaz (left) and Angel Arroyo (right) are both wanted.

LANCASTER, Pa. -Two men wanted in connection with a Philadelphia-to-Lancaster heroin operation have turned themselves in.

Warrants had been issued for the arrests of Carlos Rivera-Diaz, 36, and Angel Luis Arroyo, 24, of Philadelphia, after an April 19 traffic stop in Lancaster uncovered 4,000 bags of heroin, valued at about $40,000.

Both men surrendered and were arraigned Thursday afternoon before District Judge William Reuter.

Arroyo was released on $100,000 unsecured bail.  Rivera-Diaz was sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives had been investigating the two men, performing surveillance of suspected illegal drug activities.

On April 19, detectives and a city police officer stopped a Honda Civic in the 400 block of Dauphin Street. Rivera-Diaz and Arroyo were inside the Honda.

With a search warrant, the detectives found about 4,000 bags of heroin in hidden compartments in the vehicle.  However both men were released before the warrant was executed.

Detectives believe the men had been trafficking heroin to Lancaster for sales.

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