Allentown
50° F
Overcast
Overcast

Coopersburg man busted for selling heroin

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 17 2014 04:42:11 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 17 2014 05:22:44 PM CST
Handcuffs
UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa. -

Stephen Michael Lindaberry of Coopersburg was arrested Thursday afternoon after police observed him selling heroin to a woman in a parking lot.

Lindaberry was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance -- heroin -- delivery of a controlled substance, possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication facility.

The 21-year-old Lindaberry resides in the 600 block of W. Fairmount St. in Coopersburg.

An Upper Saucon Township police officer assigned to the Lehigh County Drug Task Force observed a drug transaction between the suspect and a woman at 7001 Route 309 in the township at 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

Lindaberry's Ford Escort then was stopped by Upper Saucon and Coopersburg police as he drove into the lot of the Giant store along Route 309 in Coopersburg.

Police also stopped the Chrysler 300 M being driven by the woman, identified as Ashley N. Frey, at the CVS in the Fairmont Shopping Village.

After being read her rights, Frey told police she had contacted Frey and purchased three bags of heroin from him for $45.

Lindaberry admitted to police that he sold heroin to Frey. He had a small plastic straw with powdered residue that he told police was heroin. 

When he agreed to having his car searched, police found 12 waxine bags, stamped "Yellow Tape" and containing suspected heroin. Five more of the bags, bearing the same label, contained suspected heroin residue.