Traffic stop halts couple’s New York to Lancaster heroin operation
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – A New York couple are behind bars in Lancaster County Prison on felony charges for allegedly trafficking heroin.
Kenneth V. Williams, 29, and Danasia A. White, 19, both of Bronx, N.Y., are accused of drug-dealing and conspiracy. The charges were filed following a traffic stop on Tuesday, August 9th, in Manheim Township that uncovered $10,000 to $12,000 worth of heroin.
With assistance from Manheim Township police, Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives stopped a silver Honda, with New York plates and occupied by Williams and White in the 1000 block of New Holland Avenue. Detectives found 40 grams of bulk heroin hidden in White’s underwear. White told police Williams asked her to stash the drugs there.
Police also found inside the car a box of baggies for packaging and distribution, and a razor blade. The bulk heroin was in four bags, intended to be broken down into smaller amounts for street sales.
Following arraignment Williams’ bail was set at $5 million and White’s bail at $1 million. The investigation into the operation is ongoing and more arrests could follow.
About two-thirds of the Drug Task Force’s felony arrests this year involve the distribution of heroin.