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Officials with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office said an upper-level drug dealer was arrested.
Jordan Morales, 55, was taken into custody after an investigation by the county's drug task force uncovered nearly a kilogram of cocaine, quantities of heroin and cash, and stolen handguns, officials said.
Officials said the items were found in September and October during searches of numerous storage units and garages, as well as Morales' vehicle and house on Glenwood Avenue in Lancaster.
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A police detective was critically wounded Monday night after being shot during a drug raid in Dayton, Ohio. © WKEF First responders at the scene of a police shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2019. The Dayton Police Department detective, part of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, was shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at a residence just before 7 p.m. local time. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. No one else was injured, according to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl.
Detectives called Morales' trafficking an "enterprise." He allegedly had connections to Philadelphia, New York and Puerto Rico and used the connections to distribute cocaine and heroin.
Officials said Morales is charged with 11 offenses, including nine felonies. He's at Lancaster County Prison on a state parole detainer.
Additional arrests are possible, officials said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the drug task force at 717-295-3612.
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