4 arrested, 380 heroin bags seized in Hazleton drug investigation

Left to Right- Bryan ZABALA TEJEDA, Brandon Gonzalez, Joseph MACHADO, Anthony ORTIZ

Four Hazleton men were taken into custody Sunday following a drug investigation.

Hazleton Police and investigators conducted a traffic stop on 5th and Emerald Court around 5 p.m.

During that stop, officers discovered 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 5 grams of marijuana, 32 bags of crack-cocaine, 11 grams packaged for re-sale, 380 bags of heroin packaged for re-sale, around $3,400, and several cellphones.

Anthony Ortiz, 19, Bryan Tejeda, 20, Joseph Machado, 21, and Brandon Gonzalez, were all arrested.

Officials say Ortiz, Tejeda, and Machado are facing drug charges, while Gonzalez was arrested for being a fugitive in summary warrants.

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