By Daryl Nerl
An Easton man is accused of selling $140 worth of heroin to a confidential police informant in the men’s room of the 25th Street McDonald’s in Palmer Township, according to court papers filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.
Durrell Andre Carter, 33, of 135 E. Nesquehoning St., is charged with delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and criminal use of a cell phone—all felonies. He was also charged with simple possession of heroin, a misdemeanor.
The alleged drug transaction took place on Nov. 14, at a little after 1:30 p.m. Police brought the confidential informant to the fast food restaurant, where he had arranged to meet Carter for a drug buy, according to the arrest affidavit.
Agents with the Attorney General and Palmer Township police set up surveillance and watched as Carter and the informant entered and left the men’s room in about five minutes, the affidavit said.
The informant told police he handed Carter $140 in prerecorded cash and Carter handed him 20 packets of heroin, which he turned over to police, court papers said.
Police apprehended Carter without incident and found him carrying 56 more packets of heroin, a small ziplock bag containing marijuana, and cash including the $140 in prerecorded cash police had provided to the informant, arrest papers said.
The total street value of the heroin seized in the bust was $760, police said.
Carter was formally arraigned Friday night before on-duty District Judge David Tidd of Lower Saucon Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.