Drug Arrest graphic _ 2019

Williamsport – A man on probation in Lycoming County was charged after probation officers stopped at his home and noticed a large amount of marijuana in the kitchen.

Williamsport Bureau of Police were called to assist probation officers on Sept. 30, 2019 when they stopped at the home of Christopher K. Tawney, 23, at the 2000 block of Newberry Street. The probation officers had entered the kitchen and “observed a large amount of marijuana within an open lockbox sitting on the kitchen countertop,” according to the affidavit.

When police arrived, Tawney consented to a search of the home. Police found “91.89 grams of ‘bud’ marijuana packaged within clear plastic bags from an open lockbox on the kitchen countertop and $931, also from the lockbox,” Officer Caschera wrote in the affidavit. Police also reportedly found a stolen pistol in Tawney’s bedroom.

Felony charges of receiving stolen property and manufacture, delivery or possession of narcotics with intent to deliver were filed at the office of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey. Tawney also received several misdemeanor possession/use of narcotics charges.

Tawney was remanded to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. His case was waived for court.