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Tens of thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl, meth found in 2 central Pa. homes

PennLive.com logo PennLive.com 4/29/2022 Jenna Wise, pennlive.com

An investigation into a Lancaster man’s alleged drug-dealing led county and state authorities to thousands of dollars’ worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine in two Lancaster County homes, prosecutors said.

Sadi A. Corretger, 31, of Lancaster, was arrested after investigators found $32,600 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine in homes in Lancaster City and Mount Joy, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

Corretger was taken into custody on the 100 block of Melrose Lane in Lancaster, where investigators said they found approximately 62 grams of fentanyl, 46 grams of meth, an electric grinder, a cell phone, a scale and $220.

Twenty-four grams of fentanyl, packaging materials and $1,081 were also found in a home on the 2400 block of Rob Drive in Mount Joy, prosecutors said.

The fentanyl was worth about $28,000, and the methamphetamine about $4,600, according to the district attorney’s office.

“This investigation took a significant amount of drugs off our streets through a collaborative effort between our Drug Task Force, the Office of the Attorney General and multiple other police departments,” District Attorney Heather Adams said. “In 2021, fentanyl or fentanyl-laced drugs accounted for 84% of drug overdose deaths in Lancaster County.  My office will vigorously prosecute defendants such as this, who sell this substance on our streets.”

Prosecutors said Corretger admitted the drugs were for sale during a recorded interview with investigators. He’s since been charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Fentanyl is a deadly drug that has rapidly replaced heroin as the dominant opioid in Pennsylvania largely because of its cost,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “We know doses are being sold on the street for as little as 79 cents — less than a pack of gum. As we are losing 14 Pennsylvanians each day to drug overdoses, the defendant is charged with peddling this poison into the community with total disregard for the consequences.”

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