Police: York man had $4K in heroin, stolen gun

Sean Philip Cotter

Police arrested a man Wednesday who they say had more than $4,000 worth of heroin.

Mikhail A. Rodgers, 27, of 51 Hamilton Ave. Apartment C, was arraigned Wednesday evening on four counts of felony drug-dealing charges, one felony count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and receiving stolen property, and one misdemeanor drug charge, according to the criminal complaint filed against him by York City Police.

Mikhail Rodgers

Police allege he sold heroin to a "cooperating source" in York City one time each on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Officers arrested him shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of North George Street, and they found he had several baggies of heroin packaged for sale and some cash, charging documents state. They say the heroin was worth about $220.

After police arrested him, he told them he had more heroin and a handgun at the address he was staying at, which was rented by his friend, police say. The friend let police search the apartment, where officers indeed found a bag of "raw" — uncut — heroin worth $3,900 and a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun with two magazines, according to documents.

Police say the gun had been reported stolen in September, and the serial number on the gun had been "visibly altered or scratched." Since Rodgers was convicted in 2006 of robbery, a felony, state law forbids him from possessing a firearm.

Officers also found a shoebox containing drug-dealing paraphernalia, police say. They say it contained a digital scale, baggies, measuring spoons and other items.

Rodgers told police the gun and heroin were his and not his friend's, documents state.

Police say they found a stolen gun and heroin at the apartment where Mikhail Rodgers has been staying.

The suspected heroin allegedly found on Rodgers and in the apartment all field-tested positive as being the real thing, police say.

Rodgers remains in York County Prison on $50,000 bail and a state parole detainer, according to authorities.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com.