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Six People Face Drug Trafficking Charges In Wilkes-Barre

May 2, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — City police and agents of the state attorney general’s office arrested six people on drug trafficking charges in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

Court records identify those arrested as: Shai Collins, 20, of Wilkes-Barre; Rashad T. Kellman, 28, of Brooklyn, New York; Zakiyyah N. Long, 21, of Wilkes-Barre; Travis K. Perry, 30, of Brodheadsville; Eleazar Bryant, 40, of Nanticoke; and Robert P. Godlewski, 46, of Wilkes-Barre.

Collins, Long, Perry and Kellman were arrested in connection with the search of a home at 882 Scott St., according to a police affidavit.

Officers observed Kellman enter the home after he sold heroin to an undercover agent during a controlled drug purchase in a store parking lot Tuesday afternoon, according to the affidavit. Police then obtained a warrant to search the home.

Police seized 64 bricks and six loose bundles of heroin, a Glock .40 caliber handgun, a high-capacity magazine containing 21 rounds of ammunition, a digital scale and cash during the search, the affidavit states.

All of the suspects were charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.

They were arraigned Wednesday morning and sent to Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail, set at $75,000 for Godlewski and Bryant, and $100,000 for Collins, Long, Perry and Kellman.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for May 9.

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