DRUG TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION
Juan A. Alicea-Burgos
Juan Alberto Alicea-Burgos (44 years of age)
231 Hudson Street
- Possession with Intent to Deliver (Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana)
- Possession of (Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana)
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
In July of 2021, detectives from the Berks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force initiated a drug investigation relative to a known suspect, Juan Alberto Alicea-Burgos involved in drug activity in the 200 block of Hudson Street, Reading, Pennsylvania.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Alicea-Burgos lived at 231 Hudson Street, Reading PA, and sold controlled substances to customers from his residence.
On Thursday, August 5, 2021, detectives obtained a search warrant for the residences of 231 Hudson Street, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The search warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Michael Hartman. The search warrant was for controlled substances and related paraphernalia.
On Friday, August 6, 2021, detectives served the search warrant and Alicea-Burgos was in the residence.
The following items were found and seized:
1- One Glock 9mm semi-auto handgun (under further investigation)
2- Five gun magazines with assorted ammunition
3- Twenty-seven packages of Suboxone
4- Approximately one-hundred grams of marijuana
5- Six packets of powder cocaine
6- A bulk quantity of powder cocaine
7- Nine unknown pills (under further investigation)
8- Two-hundred-eighty-eight packets of crack cocaine
9- A bulk quantity of crack cocaine
10- Hundred-seven packets of Heroin/Fentanyl
11- Assorted packaging material, numerous drug paraphernalia items related to processing Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine and Crack Cocaine for street sales
12- One functional cellular telephone
13- Documents and identification related to suspect
14- An amount of United States currency believed to be the proceeds from the sales of controlled substances
The total street value of all the drugs seized was approximately $8,000.
Juan Alberto Alicea-Burgos was placed under arrest and transported to the Berks County Sheriff’s Department Central Processing Center for processing and was arraigned. Bail was set at $75,000. He remains in Berks County Jail awaiting further court action.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant Juan Alberto Alicea-Burgos, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is continuing . . .