PA: Overdose death probe leads police to stash of 170-plus fentanyl pills in Bethlehem

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More than 170 blue pills marked K9 were recovered in a pill bottle and four blue pills marked ALG265 were found in a small plastic bag, police said. The pills field tested positive for fentanyl/opiates

A 34-year-old Bethlehem man, who sold drugs to a man now charged with causing an overdose death, has legal problems of his own, city police report.

A search warrant, tied to the death case, was served Monday morning outside the home of Ian Chavez at 137 E. Garrison St. and more than 170 blue pills marked K9 were recovered in a pill bottle and four blue pills marked ALG265 were found in a small plastic bag, police said. The pills field tested positive for fentanyl/opiates, police said.

The pills are disguised to appear to be oxycodone, police said.

Investigators also located three mason jars containing marijuana as well as packaging materials, court papers say.

Chavez had two cellphones and $966 in cash, police said.

One of the cellphones showed text messages with Tomas Santos, indicating Santo was buying pills, including “blues”, on a regular basis from Chavez, police said.

Chavez was arraigned at 2:15 p.m. Monday before District Judge Roy Manwaring II on charges of possession with intent to deliver drugs, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show. Bail was set at $100,000 and Chavez remained jailed as of Tuesday afternoon, records show.

Court papers do not list an attorney for Chavez.

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