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Charles Carlos Perez Jr., 29, and Susana Daniela Amador, 27, were arrested in a February raid of their home, police said.
A Bethlehem couple who dealt heroin out of the home they shared with their 6-year-old son were each sentenced to prison Thursday.
Charles Carlos Perez Jr., 29, and Susana Daniela Amador, 27, were arrested in a February raid of their home at 1136 Dover Lane in the Marvine-Pembroke housing complex, police said.
Perez pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and endangering the welfare of children. He was sentenced to 28 months to four-and-a-half years in prison followed by three years of probation, court records state.
Amador pleaded guilty to charges of endangering the welfare of children and possession with intent to distribute heroin. She was sentenced to spend five to 23 months in Northampton County Prison followed by three years of probation, according to court records.
Authorities recovered 220 bags of heroin with a street value of about $2,200, as well as $1,933 in cash, from the home, police said. Used syringes and empty heroin bags were littered about the apartment, according to police.
Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio said at the time of their arrest that officers were disturbed to find empty heroin bags and a razor blade in the 6-year-old boy’s room.
Police contacted the housing authority and city health department since the living conditions inside the apartment were unsanitary, DiLuzio said.
Northampton County Children and Youth Services were also contacted to check on the well-being of the child.
Perez told police where to find the drugs and said Amador, his girlfriend, was aware that he was selling heroin, police said. Amador told police she knew where the income was coming from and had a drug addiction herself.