A South Bethlehem man admitted to selling marijuana from his home after police found “a large amount” of the drug and more than $5,500 cash when they served a search warrant there Friday, according to court records.
Wilson Michael Martin, 25, 617 Itaska St., was the second suspected home based drug dealer arrested in the neighborhood in two days. Police allegedly found 122 wax packets of heroin after serving a search warrant at 633 Ontario St. and arresting Walter Giovanni Ubiles, 39, on Thursday.
Police served the search warrant on Itaska Street at 6 a.m. Friday, according to court papers. The affidavit did not say why that home was targeted, but once inside, police said they found two digital scales and assortment of packaging materials consistent with a drug dealer’s operation.
Martin also had a 9 mm handgun that was loaded with a 12-round magazine of ammunition, police said.
The suspected drugs inside the home were field-tested positive for marijuana, police said. Martin also provided police with a written statement admitting that he had been selling marijuana in and from his house, the affidavit said.
Martin was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.