Philadelphia man sentenced to prison for dealing heroin

Timothy D. Eiland, 26, of Philadelphia, was sentenced in Lycoming County Court on Wednesday to five to 10 years in state prison for possession with intent to deliver heroin and other offenses.

Eiland was sentenced by county Judge Dudley N. Anderson.

On December 3, 2012, police were looking for the person who robbed a bank when they stopped a vehicle, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office.

“Police noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, which was being driven by Eiland,” the release stated.

The vehicle was impounded.

“Eiland was in possession of more than $7,200 in cash, which he said came from his employer in Philadelphia. A check with that business, however, found that no one by that name worked for the company,” the release stated.

A search warrant lead police to find 922 double-bagged pockets of heroin under the seat, two guns, 303 packets of heroin in the trunk, 110 grams of loose plastic bags of heroin and 30 grams of crack cocaine, according to the news release.

Eiland was not lawfully able to possess a firearm as he was a convicted felon, authorities said.

Eiland previously was sentenced to 14 to 28 months in state prison with credit for time served for possession with intent to deliver cocaine. The sentence he received on Wednesday will be on top of what he is already serving.