Berks County narcotics bust leads to seizure of stolen gun, drugs, cash

Investigators are releasing details of an ongoing narcotics investigation conducted by the Reading Police Department Vice Unit, Berks County District Attorney Drug Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police, after serving two search warrants on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

The Search Warrants were served at an apartment in the 00 block North 6th Avenue in West Reading and 1800 block of Scindo Court in Muhlenberg Township.

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As a result of the search warrants, investigators say they the seized the following items from the two locations: Smith & Wesson Shield, .45 Caliber (Stolen from Lancaster County), Approximately 4 pounds of Methamphetamine, 20 Grams of Cocaine, 160 Grams of Fentanyl, 3 pounds of Marijuana, US Currency.

35-year old Viccasey Garcia, of West Reading, was charged with Firearm and Drug Related Offenses.

“The enforcement activities conducted relative to this investigation are a testament to the continuous collaborative efforts of the Reading Police Department, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police” said Police Chief Richard Tornielli.

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“The Reading Police Department and our partner law enforcement agencies will continue working together to keep our neighborhoods safe and the drugs that are harming our residents off the streets.”

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