GUNS, DRUGS & CASH

COPS MAKE AR­REST IN CO­CAINE SALES IN THE AREA

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Rose Quinn rquinn@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @rquin­ndelco on Twit­ter

A man whose ju­ve­nile record pre­cludes him from pos­sess­ing a firearm was charged with drug and gun of­fenses fol­low­ing a search of a Darby Town­ship res­i­dence, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties and court doc­u­ments.

Ar­rested July 3, Tyrese D. Hines, 26, of the 5200 block of Park­side Av­enue in Philadel­phia, is charged with pos­ses­sion with the in­tent to man­u­fac­ture or de­liver; pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance; use or pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia; and per­son not to possess/use firearms. He is be­ing held at the county prison in lieu of post­ing 10 per­cent of $100,000 bail, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

A crim­i­nal his­tory search on Hines re­vealed he was ad­ju­di­cated delin­quent, ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit for his ar­rest, au­thored by Pa­trol­man Sean John­son of the Sharon Hill Po­lice De­part­ment, who was serv­ing as a mem­ber of the Delaware County Narcotics Task Force at the time of Hines’ ar­rest. Hines was con­victed of ag­gra­vated as­sault af­ter a Feb. 13, 2009 ar­rest, which pro­hibits him from pos­sess­ing a hand­gun, the af­fi­davit states.

The home search was the re­sult of a tip, as well as surveil­lance of the res­i­dence, Sharon Hill Po­lice Chief Richard Her­ron Jr. said Mon­day.

“We were ex­pect­ing to find drugs, but not the firearms and not the amount of cash that we con­fis­cated,” Her­ron said, not­ing that more than $6,000 was seized as ev­i­dence.

It was shortly af­ter 6 a.m. on July 3 when John­son and mem­bers of the task force ar­rived at a res­i­dence in the 1000 block of Ash Road in Darby Town­ship, armed with a search war­rant. In­side the house, of­fi­cers lo­cated an in­di­vid­ual, iden­ti­fied as Hines, in a rear bed­room on the first floor, the af­fi­davit states.

Ac­cord­ing to Her­ron, Hines was liv­ing at the Ash Road res­i­dence, based on mail that was sent to him at that ad­dress.

Hines was read his Mi­randa rights and af­ter­ward, the af­fi­davit states, he re­port­edly of­fered to speak with John­son.

Hines re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer there was a gun in the bot­tom right dresser drawer in the bed­room, as well as some “crack on a plate” on top of the dresser, the af­fi­davit states.

Mem­bers of the task force then con­ducted a cur­sory search of a dresser, where they found two hand­guns un­der the bot­tom right drawer – a black Smith & Wes­son M&P 45 loaded with seven live rounds, and a sil­ver Jimenez Arms .22-cal­iber L.R. loaded with six live rounds. On top of the dresser, they found a white sub­stance con­sis­tence with crack co­caine on top of a plate, as well as a ra­zor blade, a straw that was crimped on one end and cut on an an­gle at the other, and new and un­used 1 X 1 bag­gies com­monly used to pack­age crack co­caine, the af­fi­davit states.

Also dur­ing the search, in­ves­ti­ga­tor re­cov­ered bills in de­nom­i­na­tions from $1 to $20, un­der a flat screen tele­vi­sion. A fur­ther search of the dresser re­vealed two sil­ver hand­gun mag­a­zines for the Smith & Wes­son, both con­tain­ing six live rounds, plus ad­di­tional pack­ag­ing ma­te­ri­als. In­side one of three small zip-lock bags was a large quan­tity of 1 x 1 clear bags im­printed with the im­age of the devil, con­tain­ing crack co­caine.

Ad­di­tional cash was also re­cov­ered dur­ing the search, in­clud­ing a large sum found in the bot­tom of a black trash can.

Also con­fis­cated as a re­sult of the search was a sil­ver dig­i­tal scale with white residue on the sur­face, and two Sam­sung smart phones.

At the con­clu­sion of the search, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, Hines “stated that all the narcotics, along with the hand­guns found in­side the res­i­dence” be­longed to him.

A field test con­ducted on some of the re­cov­ered items yielded a pos­i­tive re­ac­tion for the pres­ence of co­caine, the af­fi­davit states. A count of all the con­fis­cated cash to­taled $6,417.

Con­fis­cated items “were placed in ev­i­dence, proper ev­i­dence forms were com­pleted,” the af­fi­davit states.

A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is listed for July 12 be­fore Mag­is­te­rial District Judge Wal­ter “Sonny” Strohl whose court in Middletown is the des­ig­nated court for most county drug cases. It was not im­me­di­ately known Mon­day if Hines had re­tained an at­tor­ney.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

TYRESE HINES This is part of the cache of guns, drugs and money seized by county de­tec­tives dur­ing a re­cent drug ar­rest.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

This is part of the cache of guns, drugs and money seized by county de­tec­tives dur­ing a re­cent drug ar­rest.

Tyrese D. Hines

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