Five charged with distributing $100K of heroin in Lebanon County

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday that criminal charges have been filed against five men accused of distributing roughly $100,000 worth of heroin in Lebanon County during a three-month period.

PHOTOS | Five men accused of distributing heroin

Government agents reported developing information in October that Douglas Emswiler Jr., 24, was distributing heroin in the Lebanon County area, according to a press release. Police said that after further investigation, they began to believe that Angel Rivera, 23, Codi Landeck, 23, Jordan Padillas, 28, and Robert Velez, 50, partnered with Emswiler to distribute heroin.

The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation.

Below is a list of charges filed against each defendant:
· Douglas Michael Emswiler Jr., 1127 Walnut St., Lebanon, is charged with six counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of corrupt organizations and one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communication facility.
· Angel Gabriel Rivera, 231 E. Guilford St., Lebanon, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communication facility.
· Codi Robert Landeck, 524 Spruce St., Apt. 3., Lebanon, is charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of corrupt organizations and one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.
· Jordan M. Padillas, 2211 Lehman St., Lebanon, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.
· Robert Velez, 424 N. 11th Ave., Lebanon, is charged with two counts of corrupt organizations and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy.

Individuals who have witnessed a drug deal in their neighborhood or suspect illegal drug activity where they live or work can send an anonymous tip to the Office of Attorney General by texting PADRUGS + YOUR TIP to 847411.

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