Pennsauken brothers face separate charges after raid at their home – Courier Post
PENNSAUKEN – A local man was arrested during a search of his home for alleged child pornography — and his brother was taken into custody after trying to flee with suspected drugs, authorities say.
The double bust took place during a Jan. 8 raid at a home on the 6300 block of Highland Terrace, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.
It said detectives went to the home after receiving a tip that an occupant may have received child pornography.
That led to a charge of possession of child pornography for 34-year-old Luis A. Torres, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
The suspect’s 36-year-old brother — also named Luis A. Torres — attempted to run away with a backpack, the statement said.
A search of the backpack and the home found large amounts of suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash and a safe, it said.
The older brother was charged with maintaining or operating a drug-production facility and other offenses.
Investigators obtained a warrant to search the safe on Tuesday, when they found fentanyl inside.
The older Torres was then charged with possession with the intent to distribute more than one ounce of fentanyl.
During the initial search, police also found child pornography on a cell phone that belonged to the younger brother.
The 34-year-old was released under conditions, pending further court proceedings, the prosecutor’s office said.
The older Torres was held in Camden County Jail.
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