KINGSTON — Christian C. Mulroy, 20, was arrested Wednesday after a two-month investigation prompted by several tips about Mulroy dealing heroin in the Kingston and Edwardsville area, police say.
Mulroy, 327 James St., Kingston, was allegedly selling heroin around his home and was also utilizing a residence at 288 Hillside Ave., Edwardsville, to meet customers in that area.
Kingston Police say they made controlled purchases of heroin from Mulroy in both Kingston and Edwardsville before arresting him as he walked down Hillside Avenue on Wednesday.
Mulroy was allegedly in possession of over $2,200 in cash, two cell phones, hundreds of unused heroin packets, two digital scales and various other drug paraphernalia in his backpack.
Mulroy was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters and was searched before being placed in a holding cell. Officers say they found approximately 8 grams of heroin, with a value of over $1,600, hidden in his boxer shorts.
Police say Mulroy admitted to selling heroin over the past three months.
Mulroy was arraigned and total bail was set at $450,000.
His charges include possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of communication facility.
He was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
The District Attorney’s Drug Task Force also helped with the investigation.
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