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Police: Two Lehigh Valley residents arrested for trafficking heroin in Poconos

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Published On: Apr 09 2013 05:35:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 06 2013 05:22:41 PM CDT

2 arrested for trafficking heroin

POCONO SUMMIT, PA. -

Two Lehigh Valley residents are in custody for allegedly trafficking heroin in the Poconos.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police say 32-year-old Matthew Mills of Allentown and 23-year-old Feliciano Marzigliano of Emmaus were taken into custody Friday after being stopped for a traffic violation on Long Pond Road in Pocono Summit.

During the stop, officers located 159 bags of heroin stashed in Marzigliano's bra and underwear, according to police. Police say Mills instructed Marzigliano to hide the drugs.

A K-9 search of the vehicle uncovered an additional 22 bags of heroin concealed in the trunk, according to police.

Police say Mills originally possessed between 180 and 190 bags of heroin that he purchased in bulk, manufactured and bagged in Allentown, before traveling with Marzigliano to the Poconos to sell the narcotics.

Police say their investigation revealed the two suspects had made deliveries of heroin over the past few days.

Both suspects face various charges including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, criminal conspiracy and tampering with evidence.

They were transported to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, where they await arraignment on their charges.

Feliciano Marzigliano

Feliciano Marzigliano