Drug Bust

A 25-year-old Williamsport man recently was arrested for selling the prescription opioid medication Percocet to a confidential informant earlier this year, police reported.

Kani Lester Jones sold nine Percocet/oxycodone pills to a CI on or about August 20, 2019, according to charges filed by Lycoming County Detective Michael Caschera on December 4, 2019.

The CI and Jones reportedly arranged the exchange via cell phone.

Jones told the CI to meet him in the alley behind his house on the 600 Block of Fifth Avenue in Williamsport, Caschera wrote.

The CI parked along Thomas Avenue. Detective Sarah Kinney and Patrolman Joshua Bell observed Jones enter the CI's front passenger seat, leaving the door wide open, according to the affidavit.

"Jones handed the CI nine pills and the CI handed Jones $100. Jones then exited the vehicle," Caschera wrote.

Jones was charged with two ungraded felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one ungraded misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and one third degree felony count of criminal use of a communication facility. 

His bail was set at $90,000 monetary bail during his December 4, 2019, arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

Jones was confined to Lycoming County Prison on the day of his preliminary arraignment, unable to post bail.