Hazleton City Police say that during operation Alliance on December 7, 31 year old Vincent Graham of Hazleton was arrested by Hazleton Narcotics Detectives for possession of marijuana and intent to distribute suspected Oxycodone pills. Graham was later released after posting $35,000 dollars bail.
Today, December 17th 2018, at approximately 2:45pm, Vincent Graham was arrested once again in the area of 301 W. Walnut Street according to police. Graham was found in possession of approximately 200 suspected Oxycodone pills, marijuana, and approximately $1800 dollars in US currency.
Hazleton Patrol officers responded to a tip about possible drug sales involving a blue Infinity in the area of 301 W. Walnut Street. Upon arrival, Hazleton Police Officer Pedro Bautista and Kenneth Crawford stopped the vehicle and smelled an odor of marijuana, ultimately seizing the marijuana and finding the suspected pills and currency.
Graham was taken into custody and transported to Hazleton Police Headquarters where he was processed for Possession of Marijuana and felony Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Graham will be arraigned and the Hazleton Narcotics Division will make application through the District Attorney's Office to have his bail revoked from the previous charges.
"He clearly didn't hear our message and will now face swift and decisive justice" "We are serious about putting an end to this in our city." Police Chief Jerry Speziale said on the subject.
"The mission of the Hazleton City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Hazleton Police Department is committed to accomplishing its mission of protecting the lives and property of all the citizens and visitors of Hazleton by treating everyone with compassion, courtesy, professionalism, and respect, while efficiently rendering public safety services and enforcing the laws impartially, by fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals." Speziale added.
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