Police Arrest Alleged Heroin Dealer
City police say Anibal Diaz sold heroin to confidential informants in South Bethlehem.
A SouthSide Bethlehem man admitted to possessing and selling heroin in the city, with police saying he sold heroin to confidential informants at two locations, according to court records.
The case of Anibal Antonio Diaz, 23, of 722 E. Fourth St., Apt. 1, first floor, was handled by a detective assigned to Bethlehem police’s Special Operations Vice Unit that is investigating drug activity in the city.
The records say Diaz delivered heroin to confidential informants on September 23 and October 3 on the 700 block of E. Morton Street. The detective and the Special Operations unit and the police Emergency Response Team served a search warrant October 5 at Diaz’s residence.
Prior to the search warrant being served, Diaz delivered heroin to a confidential informant on the 400 block of E. Fourth Street, the records say.
Police seized “an amount” of heroin, a cell phone, mail and documents from the residence. Diaz, in a written statement, admitted to the heroin activity, the records say.
He was arraigned by District Judge Adrianne Masut of Wind Gap on four counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver heroin. He was taken to Northampton County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $15,000 bail.