Police seize fentanyl, guns, cash in Jim Thorpe bust
Jim Thorpe police arrested a man Thursday during a raid which also netted 750 packets of fentanyl, marijuana and handguns.
Rock-Eagle Acevedo, 33, faces drug and weapons charges. Acevedo is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a past conviction.
Jim Thorpe Police executed a search warrant at Acevedo’s home on the 1100 block of Broadview Drive in the borough on Thursday, after an investigation which took place over the last two months. They were assisted by the Carbon County Drug Task Force and the Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics.
“Our guys, in conjunction with the task force, did an awesome job in helping to get over 700 bags of fentanyl and a major drug dealer off the street,” Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joe Schatz said.
“A lot of people don’t realize how powerful fentanyl is. While our guys were going through the evidence, we had to have three or four doses of Narcan on hand in case one of them went down. It’s very dangerous and hats off to everyone involved for this find.”
Prior to obtaining the search warrant, police conducted surveillance and spoke with confidential informants about possible drug activity at the Broadview Drive address and another address on Center Avenue.
When police searched the Broadview Drive address on Thursday, they allegedly found 610 packets containing what they believe to be heroin or fentanyl in the master bedroom bathroom.
Another 140 packets were found in the kitchen. The packets were stamped “Playboy” with a rabbit logo. Many were sorted into packs of 50, which is known as a “brick,” police said.
Police also located 21.7 grams of marijuana, a hash brownie, and THC oil.
Inside the master bedroom closet, police found two firearms — a .45 caliber and a .22 caliber. A .38 caliber was located in another closet. Police didn’t say whether the firearms were legally registered.
Officers also located $1,105 in a dresser in the master bedroom.
Jim Thorpe Police have charged Acevedo with illegally possessing a firearm, drug possession with intent to deliver, and other drug charges.
Magisterial District Judge Eric Schrantz arraigned Acevedo on the charges and set bail at $30,000, citing the fact that Acevedo is facing two felony charges.
A preliminary hearing before Schrantz was scheduled for later this month.