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Lancaster man charged with 7 felonies after Drug Task Force raids his home

LANCASTER — A 56-year-old Lancaster Township man is facing several felony charges after authorities say he was caught with thousands of prescription pills...
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LANCASTER — A 56-year-old Lancaster Township man is facing several felony charges after authorities say he was caught with thousands of prescription pills, cocaine, marijuana, and a loaded handgun with an obliterated serial number during a raid of his Edgewood Avenue home last week.

Clarence Word is charged with seven felonies and a misdemeanor, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. He posted $250,000 bail on Wednesday, via a bail bondsman.

Following an investigation that included surveillance, the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found during the Sept. 26 search:

  • 1,800 tablets of Tramadol Hydrochloride, a painkiller
  • 900 tablets of Tapentadol, an opioid and painkiller
  • 900 tablets of Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxer
  • 7 grams of crack cocaine
  • About 3 ounces of marijuana
  • A loaded .380-caliber Hi-Point pistol
  • A digital scale
  • An owe sheet to track sales
  • Drug-packaging materials
  • $5,310 cash