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Police take down heroin operation in York

Written by Ted Czech | Apr 24, 2015 1:02 PM
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York City Police took down a fully-operational heroin packaging operation Thursday, arresting a city man wanted for numerous charges, including fleeing and eluding, according to a news release.

Nassior Oden Bryant, 29, and Skyeler Winston, 27, were arrested when York City Police drug detectives used a search warrant at their home in the 500 block of West Clarke Avenue.

In the bust, police seized a Walter P22 .22 caliber handgun, Beretta .40 caliber handgun, Smith and Wesson .357 handgun, Ruger SR .40 caliber handgun, Taurus "The Judge" .45 caliber handgun, $17,000 in raw heroin, $6,860 in packaged heroin, $1,000 in powder cocaine, $500 in crack cocaine and $3,807 in cash, according to the news release.

"The basement of the house was set up as a large scale (fully operating) heroin packaging station," the release states.

In the basement, police seized digital scales, ammunition, heroin cutting material, packaging bags, plastic gloves, face masks, rubber bands, straws, sandwich bags, glassine bags and grinders, the release states.

Bryant and Winston were charged with possession with the intent to deliver heroin, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, felons not to possess a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bryant was charged with four prior heroin deliveries, according to the release.

Police had an arrest warrant for Bryant for an April 4 incident. Just before 10 p.m., they said they stopped a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata at East Princess and South Queen streets, for driving through a stop sign at East Newton and South Court avenues, documents state.

An officer spoke with the driver -- later identified as Bryant -- who said he did not have a driver's license or identification card on him.

When the officer asked Bryant to spell his name, he told the officer, "Naseer Bowman" and gave a fictitious date of birth of July 30, 1983, documents state.

Bryant then said that the Hyundai was a rental and gave the officer a rental agreement from the glove box. The officer then told Bryant to stay in the vehicle and that he would be right back.

"At that time, the vehicle began to drive from the scene at a high rate of speed," documents state.

Police began chasing Bryant, headed east on East Princess Street, and then south on South Pine Street. Bryant stopped the Hyundai in the 200 block of South Pine Street.

According to online court documents, Bryant is also wanted for driving with a suspended license by Spring Garden Township Police for a Sept. 19 incident.

In November 2013, Bryant pleaded guilty to false identification to police and driving with a suspended license after an arrest by Springettsbury Township Police, and in January 2012, he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge stemming from an arrest by Pennsylvania State Police.

Contact Ted Czech at 717-771-2033.

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