Thirteen bags of marijuana and a digital scale were seized from a Muncy home after a domestic disturbance call, Muncy Borough Police reported.

Patrolman Ernest Delp said William J. Burns II, 39, of the 200 Block of South Market Street, Muncy, smelled of alcohol when police responded to a domestic disturbance at his address on Nov. 1, 2019.

The victim told police that she tried to leave the residence but Burns blocked her way, pushed her against a wall and hit her in the back of the head, according to the affidavit.

"[The victim] further stated that Burns told her he was going to kill her and that he would not be happy until her face is bleeding," Patrolman Ernest Delp wrote.

Burns admitted to pushing the victim, according to the affidavit.

While conducting his investigation, Patrolman Delp said he "smelled a very heavy odor of raw marijuana," and subsequently obtained the victim's consent to search the bedroom that she shares with Burns.

In the bedroom, Corporal Eric Winters "located a digital scale with pieces of suspected marijuana on it" on top of a dresser in plain view, Patrolman Delp wrote.

"In the top drawer of the dresser, Cpl. Winters did find thirteen plastic bags containing suspected marijuana," the affidavit stated.

Burns was charged with one ungraded felony count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, one ungraded misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one first degree misdemeanor count each of simple assault and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. 

Charges were filed against Burns on Dec. 26, 2019, but were not made public until after Burns' Jan. 10, 2020, preliminary hearing, which he waived.

Court documents from Jan. 10, 2020, state that the defendant plans to enter a guilty plea to misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana for a fine.

He is scheduled for a formal arraignment before Judge Ryan M. Tira at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2020.

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