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Drug Trafficking Invest - Plasencia

DRUG TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION

 

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Diego Rosario-Plasencia

 

DEFENDANT:           
 
Diego Rosario-Plasencia (23 years of age)
911 N. 9th Street
Reading PA, 19604                  
 
CHARGES:
  1. Possession with Intent to Deliver (2 counts) – Heroin/fentanyl
  2. Possession (2 counts) – Heroin/fentanyl
  3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  4. Possession of a gun with obliterated serial number
 
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
 
In November of 2020, information was received from a confidential source that Diego Rosario-Plasencia was dealing heroin/fentanyl and other illegal drugs within the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.  Based on that information, a joint drug investigation was initiated by the Reading Police Department Vice Unit and the Berks County Detectives Narcotics Unit.
 
During the course of the investigation, undercover purchases of heroin/fentanyl were made from Diego Rosario-Plasencia. 
 
On May 13, 2021, the Berks County Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence of 911 N. 9th Street, in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  The search warrant was signed by Magisterial District Judge Kylie Scott.
 
On May 14, 2021 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Berks County Detectives and the Reading Police Department Vice Unit served the search warrant on 911 N. 9th Street.
 
As a result, the following items were found and seized:
  
1.  (1) Schmefsser GSG-MP40, 22LR cal. with an obliterated serial number
2.  (1) Plastic bag containing approximately 100 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl mix
3.  (2) Two functional, digital scales
4.   Packaging material
  
On May 14, 2021, the defendant was apprehended at 855 N. Park Road, Apt. A302, Wyomissing, and was immediately transported to the Central Processing Center where he was released into the custody of the Berks County Sheriff's Department.
 
The defendant was fingerprinted and photographed. Bail was set at $50,000 and he currently remains in Berks County Jail.
 
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest has occurred, or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.