A Lehigh man, who had recently been released from federal prison after a six-year stint, was arrested Monday for allegedly selling both cocaine and heroin.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year old Kenneth Talbert was released from federal prison in September after serving six years for selling drugs. The LCSO was tipped off by a citizen, learning that Talbert had begun allegedly selling cocaine and heroin upon his release. During a six-week investigation, members of LCSO’s gang unit said that they were able to purchase illegal narcotics from Talbert on two separate occasions.
On Monday, members of the United States Marshals Task Force were able to find Talbert in Lehigh, and he was taken into custody. LCSO said in a press release that while apprehending Talbert, a large amount of cocaine was visible at the scene. After executing a search warrant, detectives said that they recovered 74.2 grams of cocaine worth around $5,000, two loaded pistols, and a “kilo press’ used to turn large amounts of cocaine into “bricks”.
Talbert was arrested and charged with a slew of crimes including two counts each of sale and possession of heroin, trafficking cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is once again behind bars at the Lee County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in court on December 3.
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