Philly fugitive found in possession of heroin
Gary Hamilton, 45, of Philadelphia, was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, after he was found to be in possession of 35 bags of heroin at 12:31 p.m. Feb. 7 on Interstate 80 westbound in East Side Borough.
State police at the Fern Ridge barracks arrested him after a traffic stop, having observed him commit several traffic violations in his 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Police said Hamilton initially provided a false name to troopers, but upon discovering his real identity, police learned Hamilton was found to have an active NCIC warrant out for his arrest for violation of a Philadelphia County probation order.
Hamilton was arraigned and housed at the Carbon County Correctional Facility.