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HANOVER TWP. — Two people were arrested and a large amount of heroin, cash and heroin packets ready to be packaged were found inside a residence in the Buttonwood section of the township.

Dontrell Ferguson, 34, and Keri Lyn Longenberger, 23, were arrested at their Rutter Street house, where the heroin, marijuana and contraband were allegedly discovered.

Ferguson and Longenberger were arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Joseph Halesey on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail each.

According to a news release:

Police and members with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Ferguson and Longenberger when serving outstanding warrants at the Rutter Street house on Tuesday. Suspected marijuana and heroin packaging materials were spotted in plain view.

A search warrant obtained for the residence revealed $3,000 worth of unpackaged heroin, $6,500 cash, hundreds of new and used heroin packets, heroin package stampers marked “Trick or Treat” and “Letter,” a digital scale, three cellphones and a coffee grinder with heroin residue, police said.

Court records say Ferguson was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department on an allegation he failed to appear for a court hearing on June 5.

Ferguson pleaded guilty in county court on Oct. 25, 2012, to possession of cocaine and criminal use of communication facility and a separate charge of escape. He was sentenced to 36 months probation.

Kingston police charged Ferguson with selling crack cocaine on April 6, 2007, and county detectives charged Ferguson with failing to return to the county prison while on work release on Oct. 9, 2008, according to arrest and court records.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Oct. 8 before Halesey.

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