Hazleton Police seek man wanted on drug charges


HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) According to the Hazleton Police Department’s narcotics unit, 30-year-old Tyler Recica of Lehighton was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be in possession of 200 packets of what they believe to be heroin and/or fentanyl along with drug paraphernalia.

This is an alternate photo of Tyler Recica provided by the Hazleton Police Department.

He was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and other related charges, including the original traffic violation.

Hazleton police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect the suspect’s name is Tyler Recica, not Thomas Recica as initially reported.

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