LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Two men from Philadelphia were arrested in Lancaster on May 16 after being caught with cocaine, methamphetamine, more than $2,500 in cash, and a pistol, according to a release from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, detectives initiated a traffic stop on Chestnut Street in Lancaster. The vehicle they stopped was driven by Paul Clifton, 31, and Jayson Burton, 33, was a passenger in the vehicle, according to the district attorney’s office.
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Detectives found an aftermarket hidden compartment behind the front passenger seat of the vehicle. According to the release, it contained approximately 149.6 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of methamphetamine, a handgun, and the cash.
Police K-9 Tundra assisted officers in finding the contraband.
Clifton and Burton were charged with felony counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy, and carrying a firearm without a license.
Lancaster County Drug Task Force detectives received a tip that illegal narcotic sales were taking place in Lancaster and began an investigation in May 2021. The district attorney’s office says the arrests of Clifton and Burton have “halted a Philadelphia to Lancaster drug operation.”