Drug Task Force officers seize 2.6 pounds of meth during raid of Lancaster apartment

LANCASTER — Lancaster County Drug Task Force officers recently completed a record-setting drug bust during the raid of a Lancaster home earlier this month, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

The Task Force seized 2.6 pounds of methamphetamine while executing a search warrant at a home and a vehicle on the 100 block of East Ross Street. They arrested 31-year-old Johnathan Torres on drug charges during the Feb. 6 raid, the DA’s office said.

Investigators also found about two ounces of cocaine in the apartment, according to police.

Photo: Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office

The Task Force had information that Torres was dealing drugs, specifically in large-quantity movements of meth, the DA’s office said.

Torres is charged with several felonies. He is at Lancaster County Prison on $525,000 bail.

“This marks a second record-level seizure in recent weeks for the Drug Task Force,” District Attorney Craig Stedman said, referencing a kilogram seizure of pure fentanyl on Jan. 31. “Without the Task Force constantly tracking the movements of upper-level dealers those distributors would have a much freer roam of our communities.”

At the apartment, detectives found two vacuum-sealed, one-pound bags of methamphetamine stuffed inside couch cushions, according to investigators. Smaller vacuum-sealed bags, and the cocaine, were found in a laundry hamper, and three knotted bags of meth were found in the door handle well of Torres’ vehicle, investigators say.

The Task Force also found $835 cash and packaging supplies in the apartment, according to investigators.

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