Police: Heroin dealer arrested

Following a 10-month investigation, Old Lycoming Township police arrested a Bottle Run Road resident on charges of selling heroin on two occasions to a confidential informant.

Responding to concerns of “suspicious traffic in and out of his apartment,” township began investigating 26-year-old Scott Andrew Snyder, of 2757 Bottle Run Road.

“Over the course of several months, police arrested several individuals for possession of heroin, who indicated that Snyder allegedly sold it to them, police said.

Using a confidential informant, police set up two “controlled buys” in which Snyder twice sold several packets of the controlled substance to the informant, according to court records. One sale occurred on Oct. 24 and the other happened on Tuesday. Both sales occurred in the city, police said.

Taken into custody shortly after the second sale, Snyder was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on 10 various drug offenses and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail as well as a probation violation.

In South Williamsport, a 33-year-old was man was jailed on drug charges after injecting heroin and cocaine into his veins at his West Central Avenue home on Monday night, according to borough police.

Kurt Stephen Beattie was initially unresponsive when his brother arrived home at 1110 W. Central Ave. and found Beattie “slumped over a couch” about 6:30 p.m., police said.

Police and paramedics were both dispatched to the home, but Patrolman Jacob Summers was able to wake up the man, who declined medical treatment.

Beattie admitted to injecting two bags of heroin and under a gram of cocaine, Summers said.

Near the couch cushions, the officer discovered eight packets of heroin. It turned out that Beattie also was wanted on a bench warrant filed by Dickson City, Lackawanna County, police.

At his arraignment before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Beattie said “I messed up.” He was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.