Wilkes-Barre man indicted on drug, firearm charges
June 9, 2011

SCRANTON - An illegal immigrant arrested by state police at Wyoming in February on drug and firearm offenses was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday.

Augustine Decruz, 57, was charged by the federal grand jury on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possessing a firearm while trafficking illegal drugs and illegal possession of a firearm.

State police executed two search warrants at Decruz’s residence in the 800 block of N. Pennsylvania Ave. on Feb. 10, finding packaged bags of crack inside a flashlight and rolled up socks, and three firearms, including a handgun reportedly stolen in Dallas Township, according to arrest records.

U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said Decruz is a native and citizen of Guyana and is in the United States illegally.