A traffic violation stop turned into a drug bust in Wrightsville.

Close to 240 grams of cocaine and about $5,500 in cash was found in a vehicle a Lancaster County man was riding in when he was arrested early Saturday for warrants from probation violations, said Wrightsville Police Chief Ron Hege.

The chief declined to give the man's name, saying his department is still investigating the case.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, police did a traffic stop after the vehicle made an illegal left turn on a borough street, Hege said.

"During the traffic stop, officers observed the passenger of the vehicle," he said. "His movements indicated that he was trying to hide something. The officers interviewed him, and he gave his brother's name, which turned out his brother had warrants."

When officers got the man's true identity, they learned he also had warrants and arrested him, Hege said.

They seized the vehicle and obtained a search warrant for it on Monday, when they found the cash and cocaine as well as a cellphone and a computer, he said.

A Lancaster County women who was in the car also is being investigated, Hege said.

—Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.



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