A man was charged with ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats, harassment, and disorderly conduct for approaching a student on campus “indicating he wanted to stab the student and Asian students on campus,” Lehigh Police Chief Jason Schiffer wrote to the campus community in an email. (Courtesy of Tony Webster/Creative Commons)

Three people found dead at The Comfort Suites in possible drug-related incident


Three people were found dead on Wednesday, May 19 at the Comfort Suites on Third Street. 

While the toxicology report is pending, Bethlehem Police and District Attorney Terry Houck, said their deaths are believed to be drug-related, The Morning Call reported.

“To have three people in the room die of an overdose is a giant problem, and we’re definitely going to be looking into this,” Bethlehem Police Captain Tim Cooper told The Morning Call. “We have to treat these scenes almost like homicide scenes because our ultimate goal in a case like this is to make sure we have enough evidence to bring charges against the person or persons responsible for providing the drugs.”

Authorities said a family member arrived at the hotel to check on her brother when she found one woman and two men deceased, The Morning Call reported. 

The scene was originally declared a hazmat emergency until first responders could investigate the scene, but the precaution has been lifted, The Morning Call reported. 


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  1. Wat gets me is that the addicts know wat they can handle n wat they can’t n cause they decided to take a bit extra n od “god bless they soul” now the dealer is charged wit murder.. Yes selling drugs is wrong we all know that but sometimes ppl r forced to sell some BS.. This pandemic has ruined a lot of families lives n the government with just charging ppl wit petty crimes messing up ppls chances of getting a job is wat forces an individual to again sell some BS.. We need to do better..

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