An Allentown man is charged with possession with intent to deliver, avoiding apprehension, and eluding police after allegedly escaping a drug bust.
Vincent “Vinny” Batista, 37, met with confidential informants, setting up a drug buy in the 1200 block of Steel Avenue on February 15.
Batista delivered an unreported amount of heroin to officers conducting a buy and bust operation, according to the arrest warrant. However, he allegedly fled from police, escaping in his vehicle.
Officers found and arrested Batista on February 21. A preliminary hearing is scheduled March 8 with bail set at $100,000 following his arraignment before .