York City man arrested after weeklong drug task force investigation

  • The York City Police Department and the county drug task force announced the arrest of Timothy Wright.
  • Wright, 30, is accused of having crack cocaine, heroin, and prohibitively possessed a firearm.
  • The arrest comes just weeks after the York City Police Department announced it was rejoining the task force.
  • Wright remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Timothy Wright

A weeklong investigation by the York County Drug Task Force and York City Police resulted in the arrest of a man who police say was planning to sell heroin and crack cocaine.

The arrest, made Thursday, Aug. 17, comes just weeks after the York City Police Department announced that two officers would be joining the task force full time.

The department and task force parted ways four years ago following a dispute between city police and the York County District Attorney's Office, which runs the task force.

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York City Police arrested Timothy Ray Wright, 30, of the 700 block of Prospect Street, the DA's office announced Friday, Aug. 18.

Wright is charged with prohibited possession of a firearm and four counts of possession with intent to deliver.

The York County Drug Task Force and York City Police arrested Timothy Wright, of York City, who they say had crack cocaine, heroin, and a handgun on him. Photo courtesy York County District Attorney's Office.

Investigation: The DA's office said task-force investigators purchased cocaine from Wright, who was selling the drug at various locations in the city's west end.

On Aug. 16, officials served a search warrant on a residence in the 900 block of Linden Avenue, where police say Wright was seen coming and going.

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Inside, police found crack cocaine, documents state.

About 1:45 p.m. Aug. 17 police arrested Wright in the 200 block of Carlisle Avenue, and police say he had heroin and crack cocaine as well as a loaded pistol on him.

Wright admitted to authorities that the crack cocaine found during the search was his and that he intended to sell it, according to charging documents.

Police say he also admitted that he was planning to sell the heroin and crack cocaine found on him.

The DA's office said Wright had a loaded Walther 9 mm handgun, 60 grams of cocaine, 65 grams of heroin and an additional 65 grams of an undetermined white substance.

Wright was previously convicted of felony drug offenses, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm, charging documents state.

At the time of his arrest, Wright was on parole for drug distribution and firearms charges, the DA's office said.

Wright was arraigned on the charges Aug. 17 and remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

It is not clear if he has an attorney.

Wright's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at District Judge James Morgan's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.