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

York DA: Four month investigation leads to arrest of two York City men

York DA: Four month investigation leads to arrest of two York City men

York, PA

On Friday, January 18, York County Drug Task Force members and the York City Police, concluded a four month investigation when they served a search warrant at 5 S. Belvidere Ave., in the City of York. During that four month period, investigators purchased heroin from Quante Walker, age 30, at different locations throughout York, including his residence, this according to the York County District Attorney’s office.

Walker resided in a fourth floor apartment at 5 S. Belvidere Ave. The common entrance door to the apartment building is normally locked. Authorities allege on one occasion when Walker sold heroin to a police agent, Walker was photographed throwing the front door key to the building from a fourth floor window to the agent so he could enter the building. However, on other occasions Walker would meet police agents at different businesses in the York area to sell heroin.

The District Attorney alleges January 18, police entered the apartment building to serve a search warrant on Walker’s residence. As they were approaching Walker’s interior apartment door, he was observed throwing a shoe box out of a fourth floor window at the opposite end of the apartment. Detectives positioned outside recovered the box and found it contained heroin, molly, Xanax pills, packaging materials, bullets, cash and a small amount of marijuana.

In the apartment, investigators located Walker along with crack cocaine, heroin, molly, marijuana, drug packaging material, a handgun and a rifle according to investigators. It was determined that Quante Walker resides at this apartment with his brother, Patrick Walker, age 27, police say.

On January 18, Quante Walker was charged with Possession with the Intent Deliver Controlled Substances and Persons not to Possess Firearms. Due to past criminal offenses, Walker is not permitted to possess a firearm. On January 29, Patrick Walker was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances. A warrant has been issued for that offense.

District Attorney Dave Sunday stated, “The arrest of Quante and Patrick Walker is yet another example of this office’s unrelenting efforts to purge illegal drugs and guns from our community. Those desiring to illegally possess narcotics and firearms need to know that we will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to seek them out.”

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