By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Miguel Vializ gets 4½ to 10 years for dealing Fentanyl and Cocaine

Miguel Vializ gets 4½ to 10 years for dealing Fentanyl and Cocaine

Lancaster, PA

A Lititz man will serve up to a decade in prison for dealing fentanyl and cocaine despite trying to flush his drugs when detectives raided his apartment. Miguel Vializ was convicted at a nonjury trial in August of two felony drug-dealing counts and related charges following a January search of his apartment.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force found at the West Lemon Street apartment nearly 500 bags of fentanyl, eight grams of cocaine, and cash. Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Judge Merrill Spahn Jr., who convicted Vializ, recently ordered home to serve a sentence of 4½ to 10 years.

Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman said at sentencing that Vializ sold drugs out of greed and not to support an addiction. Upon hearing Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives announce the search warrant on Jan. 25, Vializ ran to the bathroom to start flushing the drugs. Most of the drugs were recovered. Vializ was also convicted of misdemeanor tampering for attempting to flush the stash.