Police raid suspected drug dealer's home

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

Police arrested a man and seized narcotics, cash and a firearm during a raid at his York City home.

Joseph Manuel Maldonado-Vallespil, 34, is facing felony charges of being a drug dealer. He remains in York County Prison after a Dec. 9 arraignment, unable to post $50,000 bail.

York City Police and the York County Drug Task Force served the search warrant on Dec. 8 with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the York County Sheriff's Department.

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Joseph Manuel Maldonado-Vallespil

Officials confiscated nearly 400 grams of various drugs, $2,800 cash and a handgun, police said. 

According to police, investigators seized:

  • 250 grams of suspected fentanyl and heroin (powder)
  • 30 plus grams (over 35 bags) of crack cocaine
  • 133 bundles of heroin/fentanyl (over 1,300 bags estimated at 33 grams of heroin/fentanyl)
  • 23 bags of marijuana (estimated at 80 grams)
  • $2,800 in cash
  • a CPX1 9 mm handgun 

A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 23 in front of District Judge Joel N. Toluba. 

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @howdyhoharper.

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