Pa. man on bail in drug case again arrested for allegedly dealing

An Allentown man free on bail as he underwent trial for drug offenses was charged Wednesday with trying to sell heroin out of his home, according to the Lehigh County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officers shortly after 5 p.m. saw Aurelio Pitre-Montalvo, 33, leaving his home on the 200 block of East Union Street and getting into a car. A marked police cruiser stopped the vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard west of South Fourth Street and told Pitre-Montalvo officials had obtained a search warrant for his home.

The suspect was allegedly carrying six bags of suspected heroin stamped “Blue Magic.” Investigators said a search of his home turned up even more evidence. Detectives allegedly found in an upstairs bedroom 332 bags of “Blue Magic” heroin with an estimated street value of over $6,600.

Pitre-Montalvo is charged with possessing a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and two counts of unlawful controlled substance possession. He was on Thursday jailed in Lehigh County Prison on $100,000 bail.

The suspect’s arrest came just a day after he appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing in connection with a separate ongoing drug case. Pitre-Montalvo was in August charged with reckless endangerment, controlled substance possession, possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver and criminal use of a communication facility. He was released the same month after posting $70,000 bail.

Tuesday’s hearing was continued until Feb. 20. Pitre-Montalvo is next due in Lehigh County Central Court Jan. 23 for a preliminary hearing in connection with the most recent charges.