Alleged Heroin Dealer Charged, Imprisoned
State Police say he sold drugs to informant in McDonald's parking lot
A Bethlehem man was arraigned Thursday on two counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and related charges as a result of a sting operation by a state police vice unit conducted in the South Side in September.
Gerald A. Harris, 37, who was already incarcerated at the Northampton County Prison, is accused of delivering a total of 47 baggies of heroin to a confidential police informant who met him in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 442 Wyandotte St. on two occasions in September, according to the arrest affidavit.
The first meeting took place on Sept. 9, when Harris allegedly delivered 10 bags of heroin to the informant for $140. The second meeting took place on Sept. 29, when the informant allegedly obtained 37 bags of heroin from Harris for $560, according to the statement of probable cause in the arrest warrant.
Harris was re-committed to Northampton County Prison under $150,000 bail after his arraignment before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez. His preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 7, also before Matos-Gonzalez.