Man jailed after calling 911 while high on drugs

Old Lycoming Township Police seized about $14,000 worth of drugs from an apartment building after the defendent called 911 on Tuesday while under the influence of drugs.

Police responded to the home of Darien H. Black, 37, of 1838 Blanchard Ave., Apt 4, after Black had called 911, claiming that someone attempted to break into his apartment, smashing a window in his front door with a handgun, according to Old Lycoming Township Police.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Black, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, hiding in his closet. Seperate reports claimed that a firearm had been discharged and police reported seeing a glass window pane broken, but Old Lycoming police made no reference to anyone else in the apartment.

According to police, the apartment had a strong scent of burnt marijuana and officers found packaging material for the distribution of drugs.

After securing a search warrant for the apartment, police found 22 ounces of marijuana, 5.5 ounces of cocaine, half an ounce of crystal methamphetamine, $1,631 and over 1,700 vials, baggies and containers for selling the drugs, totaling $14,000, according to police.

Black was arraigned at District Magistrate Judge William Solomon’s court on three charges of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances, three counts of possession of controlled substances and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.