MOUNT CARMEL - A borough man faces drug charges after allegedly making four heroin deals with confidential informants within a five-day period in August.

James W. Haynes, 24, of 227 S. Poplar St., was charged by members of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force after he sold a total of 14 packets of heroin to four confidential informants between Aug. 23 and 28.

In each of the cases, police said Haynes contacted the confidential informants to see if they wanted to purchase heroin.

The informants then received money from the task force to make the purchase.

Under surveillance, Haynes met with the informants and they followed him to the pickup point, where they received the drugs.

At a price of $20 per heroin package, Haynes allegedly sold two packs on Aug. 23, four packs on Aug. 24, six packs on Aug. 26, and two packs on Aug. 28.

Haynes was arraigned Dec. 31 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel and placed in Northumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail.

He faces a total of five felony counts each for delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

He also faces five counts each of misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Jones on Jan. 8.

Filing the charges were the lead investigators Mount Carmel Borough Police Patrolman Matthew Dillman, borough Police Chief Todd Owens, Mount Carmel Township Police Patrolman David Stamets and Kulpmont Police Officer-in-charge Patrick McAndrew.