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Wmspt Police seize 8 handguns in 3 days all related to heroin
By Kathy Kolb
January 24, 2014
Press release from the Williamsport Bureau of Police:
On Tuesday January 21, 2014 officers of the Williamsport bureau of Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge charger at West Edwin St and Walnut St. The driver fled from the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued.
Remaining occupants in the vehicle were detained. Officers ended up at apartment 8C in the Timberland apartment complex. A search warrant was obtained and 7 handguns one of which was reported stolen along with heroin were discovered during the search. The residence was that of Shakeema Dixon. The driver of the vehicle identified as Khalif English was placed in the Lycoming County prison on a bench warrant. Jordan Watkins who was located inside the apartment was also incarcerated on a bench warrant. Additional charges will be filed in the near future however; a search warrant has yet to be executed on the vehicle. Timberland apartments will be notified by letter informing them of their tenant’s action. The decision will be up to them to either evict the occupants of 8C.
On Thursday January 23, 2014 officer arrested Wakiel Jones Jr after he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. Jones was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver which he concealed in his coat pocket. Jones also attempted to dump 4 bundles of heroin in the back seat of the police car during transport. He was arraigned in front of DJ Allen Page on $225,000 bail.
The Williamsport bureau of Police continue to enforce the mission stated by our District Attorney Eric Lindhardt which is to swiftly identify and incarcerate as many offenders as possible, to restore peace and quiet to our community. “If police seizing 8 guns in less than three days all directly attached to heroin gives any indication of how dangerous things are getting out there, may God help us.”
“We will continue to perform our duties and fulfill our responsibilities to our citizens as those members of our community who continue to cash in on this heroin issue will not stop nor will we give up.”