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WILLIAMSPORT -- A City man was arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant several times in April 2019 at various locations in Williamsport.

Troy A. Werkheiser, 39, first sold the alleged methamphetamine to a confidential informant on April 5 at the 700 block of W. Edwin Street in Williamsport. On April 15, the confidential informant picked him up from his home on W. Edwin Street and was directed to drive to the vicinity of Grove Street and Maxwell Place. Once there,  Werkheiser exited the vehicle and met with a man who handed him the methamphetamine for the informant, according to the affidavit written by a Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit detective.

On the third occasion, the confidential informant picked up Werkheiser on April 25 and drove him to the vicinity of First Avenue and Waltz Place. Werkheiser then allegedly exited the vehicle and purchased the narcotics from a man at the 800 block of Memorial Avenue.

The confidential informant contacted Werkheiser on May 7 to ask for more methamphetamine. The confidential informant picked him up in Williamsport and was directed to drive him to Thomas Street in Jersey Shore. Once there, Werkheiser exited the vehicle and never returned, according to the affidavit. He has not returned the confidential informant's texts or calls.

Charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and other related charges were filed at the office of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey.

Werkheiser was remanded to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $95,000 bail. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and formal arraignment at Lycoming County Court is set for June 10.

Court records shows Werkheiser also has previous charges of robbery and simple assault.