DA: More than 175,000 Doses of Fentanyl Seized in Huge Pennsylvania Drug Bust

In September 2023, an investigation into “street level” drug dealing on the 200 block of South 6th Street was launched by Detectives and the Reading police, as stated by the DA’s office.

Assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration, law enforcement officials conducted search warrants on March 11 at several properties within the same block. The properties included:

    • 232 S. 6th Street, third-floor front apartment.
    • 232 S. 6th Street, first-floor front apartment.
    • 231 S. 6th Street, third-floor apartment.
    • 231 S. 6th Street, first-floor apartment.
    • 230 S. 6th Street, first-floor front apartment.
    • 229 S. 6th Street, first-floor apartment.
    • 227 S. 6th Street, basement.

The authorities have reported the seizure of the following items:

    • Approximately 3.5 kilograms of fentanyl in bulk form, which is approximately approximately 175,000 dosages that authorities valued at $875,000.
    • Six firearms, including a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun with extended magazine, a loaded Taurus 9mm caliber handgun, a Diamondback AR-15 rifle with two (2) magazines of 5.56 ammunition, a Glock 9mm caliber handgun with extended magazine (reported stolen), Glock .40 caliber handgun, RTS .22 caliber revolver.
    • Approximately 1,770 packets of fentanyl, which they value at $8,850.
    • Approximately 580 canisters of cocaine, which they value at $2,900.
    • About $32,000 cash, which authorities believe are the proceeds of drug sales.
    • Drug paraphernalia.
    • Ammunition.
    • 193 fentanyl pills, which they valued at $1,930.

There are four suspects involved in the case:

    • Jose Santiago-Rosado, 32, of Reading, was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bail was set at $500,000.
    • Gilberto Delgado-Santos, 38, of Reading, was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bail was set at $1 million.
    • James Gonzalez-Reyes, 47, of Reading, was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Receiving Stolen Property. His bail was set at $1 million.
    • Roberto Rodriguez-Santos, 36, of Reading, was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bail was set at $1 million.
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All four individuals are currently being held in the Berks County Prison, awaiting the scheduling of their preliminary hearings. This information has been confirmed by both authorities and court records.

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