Parolee accused of armed trafficking of marijuana
During a surprise visit to the home of state parolees Steven Curtis Reid and Danielle Marie Scott at 642 Fifth Ave. on Thursday morning, parole agents discovered 34 grams of marijuana and five grams of cocaine, along with a handgun and some ammunition.
Convicted of attempted homicide, the 32-year-old Reid is prohibited from having any firearms, city police said.
Court records alleged that Reid was “transporting marijuana back and forth from Scranton,” and that both he and Scott, his girlfriend, were using a third person to help them sell the drugs.
Soon after parole agents entered the couple’s home about 10:30 a.m., they “immediately noted a smell of marijuana” coming from a bedroom, police said.
The marijuana got stronger when they spotted a backpack in the room, police said, adding that a large amount of the drug, a handgun and ammunition were discovered in the backpack.
Police obtained a search warrant and seized the drugs, drug paraphernalia and the handgun, court records state.
Reid and Scott, both committed to the Lycoming County on parole violations, were arraigned Friday afternoon before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy.
Reid, who also carried a Wilkes-Barre address, faced additional charges of convicted felon not to possess a firearm, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence for allegedly passing off a bag of cocaine to another person soon after agents arrived at the house. He was recommitted in lieu of $150,000 bail while Scott, who turns 32 on Tuesday, was recommitted in lieu of $100,000 bail.