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Homeless Man Arrested for Drug Possession

By Rogan Law  May. 8, 2012 9:40a

Scranton police officers took a 38-year-old homeless man, W.A, into custody recently for multiple drug crime charges including possession. Neighbors reported the man to police after seeing him go in and out of an abandoned house. The witness that called in also said the man was seen going up to cars that stopped in front of the house and doing apparent drug deals. Police came to the location and searched the home. W.A. was not at home at the time but two stashes of drugs were found. A thermos was found that contained over 100 bags of heroin and officers discovered 17 bags of crack cocaine hidden in a bag of rice up in the kitchen ceiling. The officers seized the drugs and but left everything else at the house exactly how they found it and kept watch for the homeless man to return. Have you or a loved one been arrested for a drug offense in northeastern Pennsylvania? A Scranton drug crime lawyer may be able to help.

Police did not have to wait long for W.A. to return. The man had gone into the house and was soon after walking out when he spotted an officer in the yard next door. W.A. ran back into the house and broke through a back window in an attempt to escape. Police soon caught up with him and took him into custody after he received treatment for cuts from the window he jumped through. The homeless man is being held in county prison and faces charges for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Scranton Drug Possession Lawyer

If you have been charged with possessing marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, crack, illegal prescription drugs or other narcotics in the Scranton area then you need a drug possession attorney on your side as soon as possible. Drug possession charges may be considered a misdemeanor or felony depending on what particular drug is allegedly involved and how much of it is found in possession. An attorney on the dedicated team at Rogan Law has successfully represented clients faced with a variety of serious drug crimes. We believe in providing nothing less than excellent, skilled and aggressive defense on our client's behalf.

Contact a Scranton drug possession attorney with us by scheduling an initial consultation as soon as possible. We may be able to defend you against the serious charges you are facing!

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