Police found 122 wax packets of heroin in the home of a South Bethlehem man who has been charged as a suspected drug dealer, according to court records.
Walter Giovanni Ubiles, 39, of 633 Ontario St., was picked up Thursday along the 300 block of Broadway on an active arrest warrant from Florida, according to court papers.
Among the items in Ubiles’ possession was a cell phone, which operated from a number a confidential informant had called to arrange to buy heroin from Ubiles, police said.
Bethlehem police then served a search warrant at Ubiles’ Ontario Street address, finding hypodermic needles, rubber bands, dry rice and 122 packets of heroin, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The suspected heroin was field-tested positive for the drug, police said. It was sent to the Pennsylvania State Police crime lab for further analysis, police said.
After Ubiles was read his rights, he provided a written statement admitting to selling heroin, police said.
Ubiles was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a cell phone. He was arraigned before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.