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Police stumble into thousands of dollars worth of drugs

Published On: May 29 2014 09:30:07 PM CDT
Updated On: May 30 2014 12:15:04 AM CDT

Police stumbled into thousands of dollars worth of drugs as they were responding to a call for help.

READING, Pa. -

Police stumbled into thousands of dollars worth of drugs when they responded to a call for help on South Sixth Street in Reading on Thursday .

Police say they responded to a call about a man allegedly assaulting a woman in an apartment building in the 200 block of South 6th Street.

Police thought they were going to arrest Luis Rodriguez Feliciano.

But when they got to the apartment, they found 400 bags of heroin and 40 bags of cocaine.

According to residents, the drug trafficking is the neighborhood's worst kept secret.

Elijah Rhodes, a neighbor said, "It doesn't surprise me. I don't want to say too much more because I have to live here."

Even more shocking, neighbors say drug deals are known to happen in plain sight, even while kids are on their way home from a nearby school.

Some frustrated neighbors hid from cameras, but they couldn't hide their frustration. They said, "the whole neighborhood knows."

Neighbors say the area is a hot stop for a quick fix.

In fact, while police were searching Feliciano's residence, they say they kept finding more and more drugs.

They also confiscated $3,000 in cash, and $600 worth of Dominican pesos.

Many applaud Feliciano's arrest and say it was a long time coming.

Feliciano is currently behind bars on $50,000 bail.