York City man arrested on drug charges after 3-month investigation

A York City man was arrested Thursday after officials say he was selling cocaine and heroin to officers for a period of three months.

The York County District Attorney's Office said in a news release that Roland Grant, 45, was taken into custody Thursday, April 12, when York County Drug Task Force officers met Grant in the 400 block of East King street to purchase heroin.

Grant, of the 400 block of Girard Avenue, arrived in his Mercedez Benz SUV but fled on foot when officers approached him, the release states.

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Roland Grant

He went a "short distance," before officers apprehended him, officials said.

Following Grant's arrest, officers searched his home and found crack cocaine, heroin, drug-packaging materials and two handguns, the release states. Grant, who was convicted of a felony drug charge in 2005, is not permitted to have a firearm, police said. 

Grant is charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver and prohibited possession of a firearm.

While speaking with police, Grant said he and his girlfriend were selling heroin to pay the bills, court documents state.

He was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 26 at District Judge Linda Williams' office.

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