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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Heroin, cocaine seized in bust

  • Police busted a Honesdale man Tuesday and seized a large amount of heroin and cocaine. John J. Henneforth, Jr., 33, was arrested at around 11 a.m. at 215 Terrace Street, Apt. 2.
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  • — Police busted a Honesdale man Tuesday and seized a large amount of heroin and cocaine.
    John J. Henneforth, Jr., 33, was arrested at around 11 a.m. at 215 Terrace Street, Apt. 2.
    Henneforth was arraigned Tuesday afternoon before Magisterial District Judge Ted Mikulak who set bail at $250,000. He was then taken to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 5.
    According to police, more than 400 bags of heroin and more than 20 bags of cocaine were confiscated by police. Police also seized two motorcycles, a Nissan Pathfinder, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, many devices commonly used to conceal drugs in vehicles and two flat screen televisions.
    He was charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors related to the sale of heroin and cocaine "in Texas and Cherry Ridge townships."
    District Attorney Janine Edwards said additional charges are expected to be filed in the near future related to the sale of heroin in Honesdale Borough and Dyberry Township.
    Edwards said controlled purchases were made by the Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit and the Wayne County Drug Task Force utilizing confidential informants and undercover law enforcement officers.
    The operation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police.
    Edwards said she was pleased with the arrest made related to drug sales.
    "The state police and Wayne County detectives from the Drug Task Force did an excellent job in both the investigation and the arrest portions of this operation," said Edwards. "The Honesdale Borough Police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department aided in the arrest today and were of great assistance."
    Edwards called Henneforth a "major drug dealer here in Wayne County and through a joint effort by many law enforcement agencies he is now off the street."
    It was around 11 a.m. when officers, dressed in full SWAT gear, raided the Terrace Street apartment.
    A witness said more than a half dozen cars surrounded the house, which is located between Erie and Terrace streets. Police were also seen on Carroll Street, where the motorcycles and SUV were parked. Both were towed away by a local towing company.
    The incident took place right in front of where construction work is taking place on Terrace Street.

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