Po­lice say $63,000, large amount of mar­i­juana, co­caine found dur­ing ar­rest

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Pamela Lehman

Po­cono Moun­tain Re­gional po­lice say they ar­rested a man Thurs­day in a Mon­roe County home where they al­legedly found a large amount of mar­i­juana, co­caine, a gun and more than $63,000.

Juan Rosario, 41, was ar­rested at a home in the 2300 block of Melody Lane, po­lice say. Rosario was wanted in New York City on a felony bur­glary charge and po­lice said they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion he was “hid­ing out” at the home in Toby­hanna, Cool­baugh Town­ship.

As of­fi­cers sur­rounded the home, they said, Rosario re­fused to sur­ren­der and a young child in­side was es­corted to safety.

Po­lice said their K9 dog Creed found Rosario hid­ing in a crawl space. Rosario was taken to St. Luke’s Hos­pi­tal for in­juries he suf­fered dur­ing the ar­rest.

In ad­di­tion to the cash and “bulk amounts” of mar­i­juana and co­caine, po­lice said the K9 also found a hid­den weapon.

Rosario was charged with flight to avoid ar­rest, pos­ses­sion with the in­tent to de­liver drugs, crim­i­nal use of a cell­phone, re­sist­ing ar­rest, en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child, tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and il­le­gally hav­ing a firearm. He was sent to Mon­roe County jail and was de­nied bail due to be­ing a flight risk, po­lice said.

A woman in the home iden­ti­fied by po­lice as Ar­be­lin Her­rera, 42, was charged with hin­der­ing ap­pre­hen­sion, ob­struct­ing po­lice, pos­ses­sion of an in­stru­ment of crime, en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child and felony drug charges. She is free af­ter post­ing $50,000 bail, court records state.

Morn­ing Call re­porter Pamela Lehman can be reached at 610820-6790 or [email protected]

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