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State College, PA – Police Say Man Had 61 Bags of Heroin in State College Hotel Room –

A Port Matilda man is facing charges after police say he was found with 61 bags of heroin in a State College hotel.

According to a criminal complaint, State College police received information on Saturday from state police of possible drug activity in a room at the Ramada Hotel.

When police arrived at the room, a male was lying unconscious in the hallway. After a woman who answered the door allowed police to search the room, officers found David A. DeSousa, 35, in the bathroom, according to the complaint.

Police said five bundles and several loose bags with 9.7 grams of suspected heroin were found in a trash can in the bathroom. A stamp on the bags was checked in a database, which showed the bags may contain fentanyl, according to the complaint. Police did not field test the bags for officer safety.

A small box containing a metal smoking pipe, several used paper bags with drug residue and a cut straw with residue also was found in the trash, along with several syringe caps, police said.

After DeSousa was arrested, officers said they found handwritten lists of names, numbers and amounts such as grams.

DeSousa was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned before District Judge Casey McClain, who set unsecured bail at $25,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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