Detectives Arrest Three, Seize Crack, Heroin And Cash In West Scranton

April 3, 2019

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County detectives arrested three people and seized drugs and money after searching a West Side apartment Tuesday.

Yampierre Rivera, 26, Jeylitza Cruz, 19, and Kenneth Rivera, 19, all of Scranton, face drug delivery and related charges after detectives searched 1614 Rear Luzerne St. about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police found both Riveras in the kitchen with about three grams of crack, police said. Police also found Cruz in a bedroom apartment, where detectives seized about three grams of heroin, according to court documents. Detectives also confiscated $1,221 in the apartment.

The Riveras are each held in Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $70,000 bail. Cruz is free on $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.