LANCASTER – Deputies arrested four people and seized illegal drugs and a large amount of stolen electronics from a Lancaster home Tuesday morning.
The bust happened around 6 a.m., when deputies from Lancaster Station’s TOP/CORE team served a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of East Kildare Street. The warrant was part of an ongoing investigation regarding drug sales at the home, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.
During the search, deputies found methamphetamine, heroine, ecstasy, steroids, and other illegal drugs, Rust said. They also found thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics, including computers, computer hard drives, monitors and cell phones, Rust added.
“There were close to 200 computers and hard drives, and they were all stolen,” he said.
Deputies discovered evidence of check fraud and identity theft inside the home, as well.
“There were boxes of paperwork where they had checks printed out that didn’t belong to them, and they confirmed that those checks were fraudulent,” Rust said.
Roger Leek, 52, Thomas Howell, 44, Jacob Andrada, Alexandra Garcia, 34 were arrested on narcotics, fraud and stolen property offenses. The suspects all lived at the home, Rust said.
The four suspects are due in court Thursday to answer charges. (View the Lancaster Station press release here.)
UPDATED 1/24/2013: An earlier version of this story identified Jonas Andrada as one of the suspects, but it was actually Jacob Andrada who was arrested. When Jacob Andrada was arrested he gave his brother’s name to deputies, which resulted in the error. Jacob Andrada’s fingerprints revealed his true identity, and now he is facing an additional charge of providing false information to a peace officer, sheriff’s officials said. Jonas Andrada was not involved in this situation, and we regret the error.