Early Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019, Old Lycoming Twp. Police Officer Kenneth Brown was patrolling the area of Beauty’s Run Road when he found three unresponsive individuals inside a running motor vehicle in the middle of Beauty’s Run Rd. near the SR15 Highway Hepburnville exit. Multiple syringes and opened and unopened bags of suspected heroin were scattered throughout the vehicle.
Officer Brown and his partner, Officer McCormick, were able to use their police vehicles to contain the motor vehicle which was in gear with the unresponsive driver’s foot on the brake. Officers were then able to reach in the vehicle and put it in park and safely shut it off.
It was determined that all three individuals suffered from suspected heroin overdoses. The driver, Travis Huck, was arrested for DUI and found to be in possession of a bulk quantity of crystal methamphetamine as well as several bundles of suspected heroin, drug packaging material, and a small amount of marijuana and Suboxone pills. The approximate street value of the crystal methamphetamine was over $4,000.00.
Huck was subsequently interviewed. Huck denied the drugs belonged to him but confirmed that he and the other occupants traveled to the Kensington area of Philadelphia the prior day to obtain the drugs, having stopped at the Park and Ride area to shoot up heroin before traveling back to Tioga County, Pa.
Huck further admitted to police that he “occasionally sells heroin.” Huck, who is currently on bail in Tioga County told police he just got out of Tioga County Prison on Monday.
Huck was subsequently arraigned in front of DMJ Solomon on charges of felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and heroin, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under a suspended license. Huck was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.
Criminal charges are also pending against the two other individuals in the car. Old Lycoming Twp. Police continue to aggressively patrol the communities they serve looking to combat those who get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol, putting lives at risk.