Cops: Drug dealer took bags of heroin into police car

An alleged local drug dealer was bold enough to bring heroin into a city police cruiser as he and his alleged partner were transported to City Hall following their recent arrests.

Keith Oscar “Twin” Anderson, 20, of 420 Wilson St., has been charged with two counts of possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a cellphone and criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.

His co-defendant, Jallil Jordon Ellman, 21, of 1012 Memorial Ave., has been charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.

Police were tipped off about the pair of alleged dealers by a confidential informant on July 17. According to a court record, the informant was able to call Anderson to set up a drug buy later that same afternoon.

Police took the informant to the 800 block of Louisa Street in the city. There, officers watched as Ellman and Anderson pulled up in a green Buick sedan, and the informant entered the vehicle. Once inside, Ellman drove several blocks, while the informant allegedly purchased 10 bags of heroin from Anderson, records state.

Ellman dropped the informant off along Louisa Street. Soon afterward, officers met with the informant and field-tested the suspected narcotic, which gave back a positive result.

Police arrested Anderson and Ellman and searched both of them.

Ellman had two cellphones and $1,450 on him. In the affidavit, police also noted there was a small zip top bag containing marijuana in plain view in the coin container of the driver’s side door of the vehicle.

Anderson allegedly had $100 of the money used by the informant, $410 in his wallet, an additional $800 in his right pocket and two cellphones. Although he was searched prior to being transported, when they got to City Hall, police found that he had an additional 40 bags of heroin with him in the back seat of their police cruiser, according to court records.

Both men were arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on July 18. Anderson has been incarcerated in lieu of $100,000 bail and Ellman in lieu of $50,000 bail.