Last updated: March 17. 2014 11:57PM - 7406 Views
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NANTICOKE — Police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested two people on charges they were selling heroin from an apartment at Apollo Circle.


Authorities targeted the apartment of Lisa M. St. George, 32, of 274 Apollo Circle, after receiving complaints from neighbors about suspected drug sales.


Armed with a search warrant, authorities raided the apartment late Friday when a police canine indicated heroin inside a toilet bowl in a bathroom where Dwayne Adam Myers, 35, was found locked behind the door, according to charges filed.


George and Adams remained jailed Monday at the county prison for lack of $100,000 bail each.


Court records say Adams was free on $35,000 bail on two heroin trafficking cases filed by Wilkes-Barre police in October and December. Adams also is facing charges he was in possession of heroin when he stayed at a hotel on Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, in February.


According to the criminal complaints:


Authorities served a search warrant on Friday after heroin was sold from the apartment on March 7 and March 10.


George and a man, who was not charged, were found on the first floor. Adams was in a second-floor bathroom behind a locked door. An officer kicked the locked door and yelled at Adams to come out.


Adams replied he was using the bathroom and had toilet paper in his hand, the complaints say. Authorities said the toilet flushed.


When authorities made it inside the bathroom, several rubber bands and a plastic bag were found under the toilet and a canine trained in detecting illegal narcotics found evidence of drugs in the toilet bowl, according to the complaints.


Numerous rubber bands and plastic drinking straws were found throughout the apartment, authorities said.


George allegedly told authorities Adams moved in about two weeks ago as she collected money from customers and kept some of the heroin she gave to her customers, according to the complaints.


About 45 minutes before authorities entered the apartment, George claimed Adams had about 90 heroin packets and did not serve any customers in that time, the complaints say.


Adams allegedly told authorities he sold two bricks of heroin, about 100 heroin packets, since he had been residing with George. More than $1,100 was found on Adams, authorities said, as he claimed $500 was due to his supplier, according to the complaints.


Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Wednesday.


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