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Lehigh Valley High Schooler Caught With Hundreds of Bags of Heroin, Cocaine: Police

A Lehigh Valley student is accused of dealing heroin and crack from a Dunkin' Donuts across from his high school.

The 17-year-old Liberty High School student was spotted by a teacher allegedly dealing the drugs inside the coffee shop along E. Elizabeth Avenue in Bethlehem Thursday morning, according to Bethlehem Police.

The teacher escorted the student, who recently transferred from New Jersey, back into the high school where a school resource officer and administrators conducted a search.

Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said officials seized 285 packets of heroin and 43 bags of crack and cocaine.

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The teen, whose name isn't being released because he's a juvenile, faces a number of drug charges including possession with the intent to deliver. He's being held in the Northampton County Juvenile Detention Center. The school is planning to expel him.

DiLuzio praised the teacher for being alert and acting quickly.

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