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Police catch drug suspect as he flees out back door

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 15 2012 01:40:16 PM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man who tried to escape out the back door of his home as police arrived to search it for drugs is facing charges, officials said.

Gregory L. Fluker was taken into custody near Elm and Frankford streets in Bethlehem at about 3:15  p.m. Wednesday after fleeing from his home a few block away at 530 East Locust St., officials said.

Fluker threw a bag of crack cocaine to the ground when police approached, officials added.

Police found more crack, a box of sandwich bags, a digital scale, a razor blade, some marijuana and a loaded .357 revolver in the attic bedroom of Fluker's home, which is six blocks from Liberty High School, officials said.

Court papers also list a second address for Fluker, 620 High St., Bethlehem.

Fluker, 36, was arraigned on charges drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegally possessing a firearm and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $40,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 21.