Lancaster County Man Arrested with Cocaine, Marijuana, and Firearms

Rashad MateenRashad Mateen (Submitted Image)

LANCASTER, PA — The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of a Lititz Borough Police Department K9 Officer and East Lampeter Township Police Department, arrested a man in possession of powder and crack cocaine, marijuana, one rifle, two handguns, and over $100,000 in U.S. currency, announced the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

Rashad Mateen, 34 of the 200 block of Greenland Drive, was arrested after the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on April 13 following an investigation that began in Feb.

Mateen is initially charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The criminal complaint alleges that police seized 155 grams of powder cocaine, 56.5 grams of crack cocaine, 71 pounds of marijuana, an AR-15 rifle, two handguns, $104,690.00 in U.S. currency, and various drug paraphernalia items. The cumulative street value of the seized drugs totals approximately $269,150.00.

The task force made several controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Mateen using a confidential informant or undercover officer through Feb., March, and April.

Mateen is being held on a $1 million bond after arraignment by Magisterial District Judge Mary Sponaugle.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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