Two brothers, both named Luis A. Torres, were arrested after police were tipped that one had received child pornography.
By Matt Skoufalos | January 13, 2021
Two Pennsauken men, brothers with identical names, have been charged by police in a pair of unrelated crimes after authorities raided their home last week.
On January 8, detectives entered a home in the 6300 block of Highland Avenue, pursuing a tip that 34-year-old Luis A. Torres had received child pornography.
When they entered the home, Torres’ 36-year-old brother of the same name allegedly “attempted to run while carrying a backpack,” according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO).
Inside the backpack and the home, “detectives [allegedly] discovered large amounts of heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash, and a safe,” the CCPO wrote.
On January 12, police returned after having obtained a search warrant for the safe, which they say contained fentanyl, a powerful opioid that can be 30 to 50 times as potent as heroin.
The thirty-six-year-old Torres was charged with:
- one count of first-degree Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Production Facility
- one count of third-degree Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute
- one count of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Substance
- one count of second-degree Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl Over One Ounce
- one count of third-degree Possession of Fentanyl
He is being held at the Camden County Jail pending a detention hearing.
His brother, 34-year-old Luis A. Torres, was charged with one count of third-degree Possession of Child Pornography after the January 8 search allegedly revealed child pornography on his cell phone. He was processed at the Pennsauken Police Department, and released pending a court date.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.
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