Traffic stop ends in drug charges
A 27-year-old man is facing a number of drug charges after a traffic stop Wednesday night in Allentown, police said.
Derick Lee Hymans, of Palmerton, was a passenger in a car that was stopped at 9:33 p.m. at Lumber and Walnut streets. Police said they towed the car because of a number of motor code violations that included not having a license plate, registration or insurance.
Police found marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in the area where he was seated and also found hundreds of empty wax packets commonly used to package heroin, court records say. Hymans also had almost $3,000 in his pocket, police said.
Hymans was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arraigned by District Judge Patricia Engler and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $250,000 bail.
Hymans had been awaiting trial on three arrests in February, two of them for drug dealing.
— Manuel Gamiz Jr.