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Posted on: April 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Jail Term for Lititz Cocaine Dealer who Blamed Father at Trial

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A Lititz man who blamed his father at trial for selling cocaine on police surveillance was jailed Tuesday.

Wilfredo Torres, 21, will serve 3 to 23 months in Lancaster County Prison, plus a year on probation, for selling $60 worth of crack cocaine on West Clay Street in Lancaster city in November 2014, according to County Judge Merrill Spahn’s sentence.

At trial in February, Torres claimed the man selling cocaine on surveillance cameras was his father – not him.

A local jury didn’t believe him and on Feb. 18 convicted of a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), according to Assistant District Attorney Trista Boyd.

At sentencing Tuesday, Boyd asked the judge to order a prison term, saying Torres hasn’t taken responsibility for the crime and tried to implicate someone else.

While ordering sentence, Judge Spahn said it was clear Torres was selling cocaine for cash profits, not to support a drug addiction.

Lancaster city police Officer Adam Flurry filed charges.

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