ORMOC CITY– A man who is among in the priority target list of drug personalities in the region was arrested on Friday (Jan.12) in Palo, Leyte.

Arrested during a buy-bust operation was Adelardo Lacandazo,46 in Barangay Libertad at about 8 am, the local police said.

Lacandazo is said to be on the number 4 on the regional drug list of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1000.

Further search on the suspect yielded two more medium sachets containing the same white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu with an estimated weight of about five grams with an estimated street value of P35, 000.

Charges of violations for possession and selling of prohibited drugs were filed against the suspect who is now detained at the lock-up facility of the Palo police office.