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Man has son in car for drug sale

Published September 16. 2011 05:01PM

A Monroe County man had his 2-year-old son in his vehicle when he was allegedly on his way to make a drug deal.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Joseph Romano, 26, of Albrightsville, was stopped en route to an alleged drug deal. Romano, police said, was going to deliver cocaine to a customer when officers stopped him along SR903 in Tunkhannock Township on Wednesday evening, Sept. 14.

When police attempted to stop Romano he was observed throwing objects out of the window on the side of the road.

The items were later located and found to be three knotted plastic baggies containing large chunks of powder cocaine, police said.

Police said the street value of the cocaine seized was about $2,200.

A search of Romano's vehicle resulted in a digital scale and $350 in cash being seized.

Romano faces charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication device, endangering the welfare of a child, possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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