A South Bethlehem man is facing drug charges after he allegedly sold heroin to two people on the 700 block of E. Fourth Street on Wednesday, city police said.
Police also found suspected crack cocaine, burning spoons, hypodermic needles and empty heroin packets in the home of Raul Ortiz-Ortiz, 25, of 744 E. Fourth St., after executing a search warrant at his second-floor apartment, an arrest affidavit said.
Bethlehem police Det. Jason Hammer wrote in the affidavit that Ortiz-Ortiz had sold heroin to a man and a woman on the street earlier in the day.
Both buyers were given Miranda warnings and then cooperated with police to help them to identify the dealer, Hammer wrote.
Ortiz-Ortiz was charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Roy Manwaring and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.