DA: York man charged after sting, tried hiding drugs in rectum

DA: York man charged after sting, tried hiding drugs in rectum

York, PA

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, York City Police and York County Drug Task Force investigators concluded a five month investigation when they arrested Travis Thurston Parker, aka “Birdy”, age 38, of the 200 block of W. Maple St., in the City of York according to the York County District Attorney’s office.

Authorities say during the past several months drug task force investigators purchased cocaine from Parker on several
different occasions. Police say all of those purchases occurred in the southeast corner of York City as walked through those neighborhoods delivering cocaine.

On January 30, Parker was taken into custody when police say he was observed in the area of E. College Ave. and S. Queen St. Following his arrest and upon being searched, investigators observed that he had an ounce of crack cocaine, an ounce of powder cocaine and 10 Tramadol pills concealed in his rectum. Additionally, according to police, Parker had $1,100.00 cash on his person at the time of arrest.

District Attorney Dave Sunday said, “I applaud the work of the York City Police Department and York County Drug Task Force investigators. Unfortunately, this is yet another illustration of the depths to which drug dealers will go to conceal their product and further highlights the difficult situations that our investigators encounter each and every day.”

Parker was charged with one count of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine and taken to the York County Booking Center where he was arraigned.

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