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drug traffickers arrested



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Sixto Cruz                           Jose Hernandez-Queliz                         George Cruz


DEFENDANTS:   Sixto Cruz (62 years of age)
                            Jose Hernandez-Queliz (38 years of age)
                            George L. Cruz (53 years of age)  
CHARGES:   Possession, Possession With the Intent to Deliver, Delivery of Heroin and
                      Cocaine, and Criminal Conspiracy        
As a result of the ongoing investigation into the rash of overdoses that have been occurring in the City of Reading, members of the Berks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Reading Police Department’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant early this morning at 130 Walnut Street, Reading, Berks Co., PA, which was issued by Magisterial District Judge Kim L. Bagenstose.
Upon serving the search warrant, detectives encountered several suspects that attempted to flee from the residence.  After the suspects were captured and detained, the detectives conducted a search.  Seized from inside the residence was as follows:
1.  Approximately 250 blue glassine packets each containing suspected Heroin/Fentanyl.
2.  Approximately 100 packets of crack cocaine.
3.  One fully loaded sawed-off shotgun.
4.  Miscellaneous packaging materials.
5.  Two-way handheld portable radios.
6. Over $16,000.00 of U.S. Currency which was believed to be proceeds from previous sales of controlled substances.

Note:  The blue glassine packets are identical to the previous packets seized from the overdose cases.  Preliminary drug testing indicates two of the substances were identified as heroin and fentanyl.  Further analysis will be conducted at the PA State Police Laboratory. 
Subsequently, all three defendants were transported to the Berks County Sheriffs Department for processing and preliminary arraignment. 
 As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.