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Pocono man facing felonies

Published January 25. 2013 05:02PM

Kirson Vasquez-Lantiqua, 29, of Pocono Summit, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, after his arraignment on numerous felony charges stemming from drug possession and burglary incident that happened in Pocono Summit in recent days.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said as part of an ongoing burglary investigation they obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence at 6299 Laurel Road in Pocono Summit in which Kirson-Vasquez was identified as the tenant/resident.

Police said they seized a large baggie of cocaine powder, numerous baggies used to package street-level quantities of cocaine for sale, a digital scale with apparent residue on it and a large container of cocaine cut agent.

Also discovered was a knotted baggie containing two dime-size ziplock baggies of what appeared to be opium.

Police said a safe found in the property contained four firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition for them.

Two of the firearms were identified as being stolen, including a 9-mm Ruger and a .45-caliber Sig Sauer.

Police said the burglaries in which the guns were stolen were houses on the same street as the residence where Vasquez-Lantiqua lived, and another residence that was burglarized was within walking distance of his home.

Additionally, police said numerous items of jewelry and high-end electronics, including laptops, iPads, a digital camera and equipment and DJ equipment valued over $2,000 were also identified as stolen property from the same two burglaries as the firearms.

Police said all of the items were consistent with the individual engaged in the illegal trafficking of narcotics and stolen property throughout the Pocono area.

Vasquez-Lantiqua was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver it, a felony 2 count of receiving stolen property (the firearms), a felony 3 count of receiving stolen property (electronics and jewelry), possession of instruments of crime, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was incarcerated in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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