Today at approximately 2:50am, Hazleton Police were dispatched to 127 East Maple Street, 2nd floor, right side apartment, for a domestic disturbance with a possible overdose victim in the apartment. Upon officers arriving, multiple voices were heard arguing inside the apartment. As officers knocked on the door, multiple people began to flee from the apartment by jumping out a 2nd story window. Officers pursued the fleeing actors on foot. One male was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. All other actors were unable to be located.
Other officers remained on scene to check on the reported overdose victim in the home. Officers were unable to get a response at the door so for the safety of the possible overdose victim, officers forced entry into the apartment. While checking the location for the victim, officers located approximately 820 bags of suspected heroin as well as (8) handguns in plain view at the location. Patrol officers immediately secured the location and notified detectives from the Hazleton Police Narcotics Division so that they could assist with the investigation and apply for a Court Ordered Search Warrant for the location.