Drug Bust Leads to Man Behind Bars

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ASHLEY — A man from Luzerne County faces a slew of drug charges.

Police arrested Jared Padden, 25, of Ashley Wednesday and searched his home on Cook Street, where they found over 500 bags of heroin and marijuana plants.

Padden’s four-year-old child was present during the search.

As officers searched his home, they found the child’s toys were in contact with the heroin.

Padden faces many drug charges, including reckless endangerment of a child. He is locked up in Luzerne County Prison.