Last updated: August 06. 2013 6:23PM - 5151 Views
By Jon O'Connell

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WILKES-BARRE — City police have one man in custody after searching a Cummiskey Street home for drugs around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Police chased the suspect toward Hazle Street before apprehending a tall black male.

Police would not release the suspect’s name immediately.

After watching the house, one neighbor, who did not wish for her name to be published, said officers witnessed a drug deal earlier in the day and got a search warrant.

Other Cummiskey Street residents said they suspect drug activity has been going on for about three years in the neat gray house with burgundy shutters, with increasing traffic happening within the last 10 months. Police told the neighbors around 5:30 p.m. they were locking the house and any other activity there should be reported right away.

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