Man hid heroin in underwear, police say
A suspected heroin dealer lead police on a foot pursuit, after allegedly fleeing a parked vehicle authorities had pulled over. Once taken to the police station, his behavior raised authorities suspicions, leading them to uncover about 50 more packets of heroin allegedly hidden in the man’s undergarments. Now, he faces charges for both possession of narcotics and attempting to flee arrest.
Dwayne Orlando Mays, 26, of Philadelphia, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, and attempted flight from prosecution.
Pennsylvania College of Technology police pulled over a vehicle in the 900 block of Second Street in Williamsport at about 9:30 pm. on April 16. According to authorities, Mays, dressed all in black, suddenly exited the parked vehicle and fled north on Maynard Street. He was perused by officers, who managed to capture him again in Maynard Alley a few moments later, according to court records.
When asked why he ran away, Mays allegedly told police that he suspected there had been a warrant issued for his arrest. Authorities ran Mays through their data bases, and discovered that he had a current warrant for probation violations, records state.
Mays was taken into custody and searched. Authorities allegedly discovered a single packet of heroin in his right sweater pocket, which Mays allegedly stated was for personal use. Further investigation revealed that Mays had ten more packets of heroin bundled together in his jeans pocket, according to court records.
He was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed more vigorously. While questioning Mays, officers became suspicious after noticing that “he continuously scratched his right buttock,” according to the affidavit. Once the interview was complete, officers requested that Mays remove the rest of his clothing piece by piece.
During this second search, officers allegedly uncovered five more bundles of heroin hidden in Mays’s underwear. In total, 61 single packets of heroin were uncovered during the investigation.
Mays was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on April 25. He is incarcerated in lieu of $2,500 bail.