Philly man allegedly caught with cocaine

State police arrested an alleged drug dealer in the city last Thursday following a traffic stop on West Edwin Street, near Elmira Street.

Gregory Richard Amos, 41, of 406 S. 57th St. in Philadelphia, faces one felony charge for possesion of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as well as misdemeanor charges for possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

During the stop, authorities noticed that Amos allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol. When he was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform a series of sobriety tests, Amos allegedly confessed to possessing narcotics, according to the affidavit.

“I’m going to prison, man,” Amos told officers, as he handed them a white bag filled with cocaine, records state.

Amos was placed under arrest. While searching him, authorities discovered six individually-wrapped baggies inside the larger sandwich bag, all filled with cocaine. According to court documents, Amos allegedly had 13.9 grams of the narcotic in his possession.

Amos was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn that day and is incarcerated in lieu of $40,000 bail.