Two men are facing charges after police say they were found with three children in a car containing more than 1,100 bags of suspected heroin and fentanyl.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Lykens, troopers pulled over Allen S. Blocker, 29, of Philadelphia and Edgar A. Nunez-Chavez, 31, of Allentown, around 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Route 322 west in Middle Paxton Township.
Police say Blocker and Nunez-Chavez were in the front seats and three children, ages 4, 5 and 9, were in the back. Investigators say the driver, Blocker, showed signs of drug impairment, and there was marijuana in plain view. Both were taken into custody and the children were placed with a care provider.
A search warrant on the vehicle soon uncovered 1,147 wax paper bags containing suspected heroin and fentanyl, according to police, as well as 12 grams of suspected cocaine and 36 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
Both are facing charges that include possession with intent to deliver and endangering the welfare of children, according to police. Blocker is also facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs.
Both were remanded to Dauphin County Prison and are awaiting preliminary hearings.