A South Williamsport man faces charges for allegedly distributing narcotics after a search of an apartment led authorities to discover more than 30 grams of cocaine.
Anthony K. Shields, 21, of 510 S. Market St., has been charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, one count of possession of a controlled substance and 10 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Armed with a search warrant, members of city police raided an apartment on the second floor of 811 Second St. in the city on Nov. 9. According to police records, authorities were searching for marijuana and guns in the residence.
In one room, authorities uncovered about 30 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, latex gloves, a razor and various sizes of plastic baggies allegedly used to package narcotics for distribution.
In the same room, police also came upon a .40-caliber handgun that was fully loaded. Near the gun was a spare magazine, also fully loaded, according to police records.
Although the Second Street apartment is not listed as Shields' permanent address, authorities uncovered letters and bills addressed to Shields there, as well as numerous pictures of him throughout the residence.
Aside from a bed and men's clothing, police also uncovered toys and child-sized clothing. This led authorities to wonder if a child also had been living in the apartment, according to court records.
Shields faced a preliminary hearing before District Judge James G. Carn on Wednesday.
Shields, who has been in jail since Nov. 14 for charges stemming from a previous case, remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.