A York City woman caught with more than $58,000 worth of heroin and cocaine hidden inside her home is expected to be evicted from public housing, police said.
"It's hard to hide thousands of bags of heroin," said city Detective First Class Andrew Shaffer.
York City drug detectives arrested 30-year-old Nneka Banks while raiding her 124 Parkway Blvd. home about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, Shaffer said.
Police notified the York Housing Authority of the raid and arrest, according to the detective, who said the authority typically evicts alleged drug dealers within about two weeks.
"They don't mess around," he said.
Kids at home: Banks' two young children were home at the time of the raid and are now staying with their grandmother, according to Shaffer.
Seized from Banks' home were 2,521 bags of heroin, with a street value of $50,420; 82 grams of cocaine, with a street value of $8,200; 25 grams of marijuana, with a street value of $250; and drug packaging material, police said.
Banks is being charged with heroin possession with intent to deliver, cocaine possession with intent to deliver, and simple possession of marijuana.
Shaffer said investigators don't believe Banks was the primary dealer of the seized drugs.
He said city drug detectives know the identities of the two men believed to be the main dealers and are currently looking for them. He said he expects more arrests will be made.
'Stash house': "Our position is that (Banks) was operating as what we call a 'stash house,' where she was storing drugs for other people," he said. "We do believe she would sell, but the two outstanding subjects are the main dealers. And we're thinking there might be up to five people involved with storing their drugs there."
The drugs were "somewhat hidden" inside Banks' home, in places high enough that Banks' children wouldn't have been able to reach them, Shaffer said.
Assisting the city's drug squad were members of the city's Nuisance Abatement Unit and Neighborhood Division.
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