Ronald Anthony Heitz, 20, of the 800 block of Wedgewood Drive, Lansdale, was busted with five plastic bags of heroin in a backpack while hanging out with a 15-year-old female in Fifth Street Park on July 5, police said.
Heitz is charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct, police said.
A charge of corruption of minors will be added to Heitz's charges at his preliminary hearing, police said, set for August 9 before District Judge Harold Borek.
Heitz was arraigned before Borek, who set bail at $5,000 unsecured, police said.
On July 5, at 11:21 a.m., a Lansdale Police bike officer was riding past the Fifth Street Park in Lansdale and saw a man and woman sitting in the park with a clear, plastic bag between them, police said.
The 15-year-old girl, who is from the 500 block of North Chestnut Street, attempted to conceal the bag as the officer approached them, police said.
Found inside the bag was a small amount of suspected marijuana, police said.
Police said the girl and Heitz exhibited signs of being under the influence.
Heitz began to struggle with the officer while being taken into custody, claiming police were not going to search his backpack, police said.
In the backpack were five one-square-inch plastic bags, each containing wax paper stamped "Crazy Horse," polcie said.
Inside each bag was a powdery substance that tested positive for heroin, police said.
The girl was released to her mother and was charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
This is Heitz's first criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Montgomery County, according to Pennsyvania criminal records.