Hazleton Police

Drug Arrest in Hazleton

June 03, 2019 - 6:45 am

Subject: Drug Arrest Hazleton Police

For Immediate Release

Hazleton, PA

On June 2, 2019, ,at approximately 7:50 PM Hazleton Police Officer Ryan Mariano was conducting directed patrol in the area of 4th St./Alter Street.  While in the area of Emerald Ct. and 2nd St. Officer Mariano observed a hand to hand drug transaction take place between Christopher Arnold and an Unknown Hispanic male. 

Officer Mariano proceeded to make contact with the male, who was later identified as Antonio Costodio, (05/26/84) near the motel area of the Capri Bar. 

While making contact and requesting Costodio for identification, Costodio fled from Officer Mariano on foot.

Officer Mariano gave several commands for Costodio to stop, which Costodio ignored and fled west on 2nd St. and then north on Alter St. 

Backup units from the Hazleton Police Department flooded the area and Officers converged on the area and Costodio was located inside 571 Alter Street and taken into custody. 

Search incident to arrest resulted in  Costodio in possession of 21 individual wrapped rocks of suspected crack cocaine, four bricks of heroin and $445.00 of US Currency.

Costodio was transported to HPD, processed and transported to LCCF. 
Costodio was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute. 

“The HPD is relentless in their pursuit of justice”

Jerry Speziale
Chief of Police
City of Hazleton
Hazleton Police Department

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