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State investigators arrest Bethlehem man; seize cocaine

State investigators arrest Bethlehem man; seize cocaine

A 52-year-old Bethlehem man is charged with selling more than $2,000 worth of cocaine to an informant working for the attorney general's office. Marcial Mercedes-Garcia, of the 400 block of East Broad Street, was the target of a drug investigation dating to July, according to the criminal charges. Investigators said an informant agreed to buy cocaine from Mercedes-Garcia in Bethlehem twice, July 2 and Thursday, as agents from the attorney general's office conducted the investigation. After the deal Thursday, agents arrested Mercedes-Garcia, seizing 14 grams of cocaine worth $700 that he sold to the informant and another 7 grams in his pocket, according to court records. ...

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