Nazareth drug bust: Cops not duped by false-bottom cans

Pennsylvania State Police said they seized cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, including some found in false-bottom cans, while executing a search warrant Thursday evening at a home in Nazareth. Jeffrey J. Farnack (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) ...

Nazareth drug bust: Cops not duped by false-bottom cans

Pennsylvania State Police said they seized cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, including some found in false-bottom cans, while executing a search warrant Thursday evening at a home in Nazareth.

Jeffrey J. Farnack (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) 

Jeffrey J. Farnack, 54, who lives in the apartment at 215 N. Main St., was taken into custody and sent to Northampton County Prison on felony and related charges.

Troopers and members of the state police Troop M vice unit entered Farnack's home about 6 p.m. and found him standing in the kitchen with a second man, who was not arrested despite a bag of crystal meth found in his rear pocket, court records say. Farnack was the target of the search, for allegedly selling crystal meth.

Farnack was found to have a bag of meth in his right front pocket, along with a bag of crack cocaine, according to police.

During the search of the home that followed, police found in Farnack's bedroom two false-bottom spray cans -- "Liquid Wrench" and "Tite-Seal" -- containing crack, crack cocaine and crystal meth, court records say. A digital scale lay atop a dresser, and inside the top drawer were several empty bags commonly used for packaging drugs for sale, police said.

Investigators said they also found a false-top "Coca-Cola" can in the kitchen refrigerator, a plastic bag of marijuana in the kitchen closet, an additional bag of meth, a bag of crack under a lava lamp atop a stove and, in Farnack's wallet, $1,028.

The drugs totaled 75 grams of meth, 10 grams of crack and 3 grams of powder cocaine, police said.

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Farnack was arraigned before on-call District Judge Patricia Broscius on two felony counts of drug possession with intent to deliver plus misdemeanor drug possession, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was sent to the prison in lieu of $75,000 bail and faces a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled March 7 before District Judge John Capobianco in Nazareth.

Kurt Bresswein may be reached at kbresswein@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow him on Twitter @KurtBresswein. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook.

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