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Drug Arrest - Angel Torres-Hernandez

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Angel M. Torres-Hernandez

Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez (72 years of age)

1101 N. 9th Street, Apt. 1A, Reading, PA


1.                Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)

2.                Possession with the Intent to Deliver (Cocaine)

3.                Possession of a Controlled Substances (Cocaine & Fentanyl)

4.                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


In May of 2022, the Berks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force initiated an investigation and identified Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez as a drug dealer who was selling cocaine within the City of Reading. During the investigation, undercover detective(s) purchased cocaine from Torres-Hernandez several times. The detectives determined that Torres-Hernandez was selling his illegal product on the streets of Reading and storing them inside of his residence, located at 1101 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA.

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 1:50 PM, detectives took Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez into custody for delivery of cocaine outside of his residence without incident. At the time of his arrest, Torres-Hernandez was in possession of a packet of cocaine. A search warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Tonya Butler for Torres-Hernandez’s residence and was subsequently executed by District Attorney Drug Task force members, and the Reading Police Vice Unit.

As a result, the following items were seized:

  1. Bulk pressed cocaine weighing approximately 742 grams
  2. Approximately one hundred thirty-nine individually packaged gram sized bags of cocaine
  3. One bag containing approximately 1.5 grams of Fentanyl
  4. Approximately $5338 in US currency believed to be the proceeds from illegal drug sales
  5. One cocaine press
  6. Drug ledger – records of sales
  7. Two digital scales
  8. Drug paraphernalia including packaging material and drug cutting agent
  9. A stock of ammunition
  10. Miscellaneous documents and identifications
  11. One cellular phone and apartment keys from the defendant’s persons
  12. One “Hide-A-Can” containing approximately five grams of cocaine.

*The total street value of the illegal drugs was estimated to be more than $88,000.00.

The defendant, Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez, was transported to the Berks County Sheriff’s Department Central Processing Center where he was charged and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Tonya Butler. Bail was set at $75,000.  This investigation is ongoing.

As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant, Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.