2 Allentown men face drug charges
Updated On: Jul 19 2013 02:52:10 PM CDT
Allentown police arrested two men on drug charges Friday morning in rooms above Jabber Jaws Bar and Grille at 1327 W. Chew St. in Allentown.
The month-long investigation leading to the arrests was the result of public complaints, according to assistant police chief Joseph Hanna.
Police arrested 21-year-old Ashley Hernandez. He's charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and simple possession.
Police executed a search warrant on his apartment. They found bags of heroin, four bags of marijuana, one bag of cocaine, along with $1,061 in cash.
As part of the investigation, police executed another search warrant on another apartment. They arrested Edwin Ramos-Rodriguez, 29, and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Earlier this month, the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board gave Richard Smith, owner of the Chew Street property once known as the West End Hotel, zoning approval to continue operating the place as a non-conforming use.
The city’s zoning law requires maximum hotel stays of 30 days. Some people stay at Smith’s place for months and others have been there for a couple of years.
Zoners waived the 30-day maximum stay requirement, but a condition of approval was that the place must be inspected by the city, to ensure public health, safety and welfare under its rental unit licensing act.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash
Police seek to interview man in investigation of woman's death
More tests needed on body of woman found in rural Berks
High school, college drug ring busted in eastern Pa.
Firefighters extinguish industrial fire in 15 minutes
Dori the kitten, last of veteran's rescued pets, ready for adoption
Drug cartel actions in Mexico force local grocers to increase lime prices
Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die
Allentown neighbors don't want to install sidewalks
Allentown zoners OK plan for Liberty Street convenience store