Last updated: August 29. 2013 2:57PM -

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WILKES-BARRE - Five people are facing charges after city police Anti Crime Unit and state police troopers with the Vice and Narcotics Unit, Troop P, searched the Wilkes-Barre Lodge Motel allegedly finding a large amount of illegal drugs early Thursday morning.

Police identified Nkeuah Burris, of Topey, Binghamton, N.Y., Darrah Mason, Queens, N.Y., Brian Francis, Denver Pearson and Daniel Vernon, all from Wilkes-Barre, as those arrested during the search.

The warrants were issued as a result of a joint investigation of city police and state police of illegal drug sales in the Sherman Hills area and out of the motel. A search of two motel rooms controlled by the alleged drug traffickers resulted in the seizure of a large amount of crack cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia and proceeds from peddling drugs, according to a news release.

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