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HANOVER TWP. — Drug agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and state Office of Attorney General seized about 400 heroin packets and arrested a man in the raid at a residence in Korn Krest on Saturday.


Modesto Moreno, 24, of New Jersey, was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of communication facility. He was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $300,000 bail.


Agents said the heroin packets were stamped “King Kong” and had a street value of about $8,000.


A cell phone and $592 were also seized in the raid.


Kingston police Narcotics Unit assisted in the investigation.


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