Drug and firearm charges have been filed against a 28-year-old intoxicated man who allegedly threw out packets of heroin and cocaine as he was was attempting to flee from city police officers during a disturbance at his Campbell Street home on July 5, according to court records.
Christopher Vermont Hill, of 615 Campbell St., who had eluded police earlier, was nabbed near his house about 9:30 p.m. after officers were called back a second time to investigate a disturbance that involved him.
As he was trying to get away, Hill allegedly tossed to the ground two bundles of heroin and several bags of cocaine which officers recovered. In the earlier incident the same night, Hill allegedly twice dropped a handgun from his waistband as he ran, police said.
Upon his capture, Hill, a convicted drug dealer, automatically was committed to the Lycoming County Prison on a parole violation. He was arraigned the next day before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of convicted felon not to possess a firearm, possession with intent to deliver controlled substances, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was recommitted in lieu of $100,000 bail.