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A 29-year-old Allentown man carried $200,000 worth of methamphetamine from a Bethlehem auto repair shop Sunday to an Allentown home, where he was arrested with 4 pounds of the drug, city police report.

Victor Manuel Figuereo-Martinez was seen Sunday entering Feliz Auto and Repair Shop — a business at 130 W. Geopp St. — that the police Special Operations Unit had been investigating since 2013 for alleged drug dealing, police said. Purchases of narcotics over time were made from the business, police said.17707714-mmmain

As police and the Drug Enforcement Administration watched on Sunday, Figuereo-Martinez carried a gym bag into the closed business and when he left minutes later, the bag appeared to be weighed down, police said.

He drove to the 200 block of of North Ninth Street, where he lives, and he was stopped as he carried the bag from the vehicle, police said.

Emmaus police officer Craig Blose and K-9 Zanbor were called in and Zanbor indicated there were drugs in the bag, city police said. After a search warrant was obtained, authorities found 4 pounds of meth, police said.

Search warrants were also obtained for Figuereo-Martinez’s home and the auto shop. A loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and digital scale were found in the home and a Smith and Wesson .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, a digital scale and packaging material were discovered in the shop, police said.

Figuereo-Martinez is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, court papers say. He was arraigned Sunday night before on-call District Judge Roy Manwaring and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail, police said. He remained jailed on Tuesday morning, a county Department of Corrections employee confirmed.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 13 in Manwaring’s Bethlehem court, court papers say.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending, police said.

The listed phone for the business rang like a fax machine on Tuesday morning.

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