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By Jon O’Connell joconnell@civitasmedia.com



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WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man faces drug possession charges, as well as child endangerment, after police found his wallet was stuffed with packets of suspected heroin.


Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, city police pulled over Michael Erbacher, 27, for an outed brake light near the intersection of Dana and South Main Streets, police said.


A young female child, whom police later confirmed was his daughter, was asleep in the back seat, police said.


Erbacher claimed to have no valid drivers license and, when officers asked if he had anything illegal with him, he said no, police said.


Police asked Erbacher to step out of the car and put his wallet on the trunk, at which point they noticed several wax packets sticking out of his wallet. Police said six wax packets containing suspected heroin were found in his wallet.


Erbacher was arrested and Luzerne County Children and Youth Services and the girl’s mother were contacted, police said.


Erbacher was scheduled to be arraigned this morning on misdemeanor counts of drug possession and endangering a child’s welfare. He also was slapped with two summary counts for driving without a license and for the busted brake light.


He remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail.


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