Man had 7 packets of heroin in Weis Markets restroom, cops say


Carbon County man is facing drug possession charges after being found inside a Weis Markets bathroom with heroin, state police said.

Pennsylvania State Police in Bethlehem were called shortly before 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to the supermarket, 5040 Route 873 in North Whitehall Township, for a reported drug overdose. Edward Maslanka, 27, of Nesquehoning was found in the bathroom with seven glassine packets of heroin, police said.

There was also an active warrant out for Maslanka’s arrest. Court records indicate Maslanka is awaiting arraignment on the most recent charges.

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