Torres-Hernandez (72 years of age)
1101 N. 9th Street, Apt.
1A, Reading, PA
of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
with the Intent to Deliver (Cocaine)
of a Controlled Substances (Cocaine & Fentanyl)
of Drug Paraphernalia
In May of 2022, the
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,
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.
a result, the following items were seized:
- Bulk pressed cocaine weighing
approximately 742 grams
- Approximately one hundred thirty-nine
individually packaged gram sized bags of cocaine
- One bag containing approximately 1.5 grams
- Approximately $5338 in US currency believed
to be the proceeds from illegal drug sales
- One cocaine press
- Drug ledger – records of sales
- Two digital scales
- Drug paraphernalia including packaging
material and drug cutting agent
- A stock of ammunition
- Miscellaneous documents and identifications
- One cellular phone and apartment keys
from the defendant’s persons
- 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.