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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 390 Bags of Herion, More

An image of the 380 packages of heroin confiscated following a traffic stop in Lehigh Township.

GOULDSBORO --Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced today that Allen D. Bentler, Jr., age 40 of Gouldsboro, has been charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and two summary traffic offenses.

According to the criminal complaint affidavit of probable cause filed by Lehigh Township Police Officer Bayshore and Wayne County Detective Hower, on May 15, 2021 at 7:48 pm, Officer Bayshore was positioned at the entrance to the Indian Country development on Squaw Trail at PA Route 507. He observed a black 2005 Honda Civic driven by Bentler that was travelling on PA Route 507 make a right hand turn onto Squaw Trail without using a turn signal. Officer Bayshore conducted a traffic stop of the Honda in the development. 

Bentler identified himself to Officer Bayshore and stated that his driver’s license was suspended. Officer Bayshore discovered that Bentler also had an active arrest warrant from Bucks County, PA. Officer Bayshore took Bentler into custody based on the arrest warrant. He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Myers and was remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility on $25,000.00 bail, but subsequently released after posting bail on the Bucks County charges. 

Bentler’s vehicle was impounded after the traffic stop. On May 17, 2021, Detective Hower drafted a search warrant for Bentler’s vehicle. Detective Hower and Lehigh Township Police Chief Morgan served the search warrant. The following items were found and seized:

  • One (1) cardboard box containing several orange capped syringes, one digital scale, one spoon with residue, several empty heroin bags, two lighters and assorted metal pieces of paraphernalia;
  • One (1) 2” x 2” zip-lock bag containing crystal methamphetamine;
  • One (1) sandwich sized zip-lock bag containing numerous empty heroin bags;
  • One hundred (100) full heroin bags in six bundles of ten (10) and twenty (20) bags each;
  • Two hundred-fifty (250) full heroin bags in five (5) bundles of 50 bags each;
  • One (1) small plastic jar with a pink lid containing white powder.

On May 19, 2021, Bentler was found and taken into custody again. He was brought back in front of Magisterial District Judge Myers for a preliminary arraignment and was remanded back to the Wayne County Correctional Facility on $50,000.00 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 26, 2021 at 9:00 am at the Wayne County Courthouse.

District Attorney A.G. Howell stated “The extra steps taken in the investigation by the Lehigh Township Police Department and Wayne County Detectives are to be commended for their ongoing work to keep drugs out of our county.”

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