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Drugs, theft among recent charges filed in Lycoming County

When members of the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit raided the home at 674 Grier St. on the afternoon of July 10, a handful of alleged drug dealers were “clearly in the process of packaging marijuana,” according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Christian Frey.

Meanwhile, a 2-year-old child was left unattended in a living room, investigators said in an affidavit.

Three men and a woman were taken into custody and charged on felony offenses of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and endangering the welfare of child.

Arrested were Emmanuel Mills-Delarge, 20, of Philadelphia, along with Alexander Wills, 25, of 749 W. Edwin St., and Cabria Reed, 26, who lives at the Grier Street property. The three join Earl Taylor, 18, of 646 Cherry St., who was arraigned earlier this month.

“In plain view and easily accessible to a toddler were 32 bags of marijuana that were on a dining room table and on the floor,” one investigator said, adding that the bags were “packed in different street-level amounts” ready for sale.

“In the basement was a large table set up as a heroin-packaging station,” with open boxes holding 134 bags of suspected heroin that were packaged in bricks bundles, the investigator said.

Several thousands of dollars of suspected drug money was located in a safe in Reed’s bedroom, court records state.

Reed is free on $95,000 bail while Mills-Delarge, initially jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, is now free on $125,000 bail; Wills is free on $50,000 bail and Taylor remains locked up in lieu of $125,000 bail.

Regarding another case investigated by the county’s narcotics unit, Marquise Benjamin, 21, of 750 W. Edwin St., has been jailed on charges of allegedly selling cocaine, methamphetamines or percocet to confidential informants at his (Benjamin’s) apartment between May 10 and late June, according to court records. He remains behind bars in lieu of $125,000 bail.

In another drug arrest, Michael Myers, 41, of 133 Homebase Lane, Unityville, has been charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines for allegedly selling the drug to an informant for $100 at his (Myers’) home in Jordan Township last Sept. 3 and Sept. 12, state police said. He remains jailed in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Robert Belton, 26, of the rear of 264 Pine Run Road, Linden, has been charged by South Williamsport police Cpl. Carl Finnerty with possession with intent to deliver 16 grams of methamphetamines and related offenses following an incident in the 300 block of Curtin St. in the borough on April 23. Initially jailed, he is now free on $25,000 bail.

In another criminal case, Wesley Grinnell, 24, of Corning, N.Y., faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing Joshua Gordner’s 2004 Honda ATV from Gordner’s garage at 21 Country Lane in Fairfield Township back in the summer of 2018 and selling it online, according to state Trooper Aaron Brown.

Grinnell, who is currently an inmate at the state Correctional Institution at Camp Hill on another matter, was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman and recommitted in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Concerning another theft case, former Mileto’s SubShop employee Nicole Jasper, 36, of 2223 W. Fourth St., has been charged with one misdemeanor county of theft for allegedly stealing $20 from the business at 2127 W. Fourth St. when she was working one of her shifts on Dec. 4, according to city Patrolman Benjamin Hitesman. She has been sent a summons to appear before Frey.

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