Jonathan Raul Smith (31 years of age)
201 Endlich Avenue Mt. Penn, PA
with the intent to deliver (methamphetamine & cocaine)
of a controlled substance (methamphetamine & cocaine)
of Drug Paraphernalia
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
In May of 2022, criminal investigators from the City
of Reading Police Department Vice Unit, identified Jonathan Raul Smith as a “street
level” dealer who was selling cocaine within the City of Reading. During the
investigation, officers determined that although Smith was selling his product
within the City of Reading, he was living and storing the illegal drugs at 201
Endlich Avenue, Mt. Penn, PA. Subsequently, in a joint effort, investigators from
the Reading Police Department teamed-up with the Central Berks Police
Department and Berks County Detectives.
June 7, 2022, Berks County Magisterial District Judge Sandra Fegley authorized a
search warrant for 201 Endlich Avenue Mt. Penn, PA.
June 9, 2022, law enforcement from City of Reading Police Department, Central
Berks Police Department and Berks County Drug Task Force, served the search warrant.
Once inside the residence, Jonathan Raul Smith was located within the residence
and detained without incident. A search of
the residence revealed the following items of evidence:
- approximately eight hundred eighty-one
(881) grams of suspected bulk methamphetamine
- approximately eleven (11) grams of
suspected “crack” cocaine
- approximately thirteen (13) grams
of suspected “powder” cocaine
- eighty-four (84) bags of suspected
- eight (8) bags of suspected powder
- six (6) MDMA (ecstasy) pills
- approximately $8,489 in United
States currency believed to proceeds from illegal drug sales
- paraphernalia including scale and packaging
total street value of the illegal drugs was estimated to be more than
The defendant, Jonathan Raul Smith was charged and
transported to the Berks County Sheriff’s Department Central Processing Center
where he was arraigned and bail was set at $200,000. He remains in Berks County Jail awaiting further court proceedings.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred
or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant, Jonathan
Raul Smith, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.