Shamokin man accused of having drug stuff in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT - A Shamokin man who told police he is a heroin addict has been accused of possessing drug paraphernalia.
Williamsport police Sunday filed the charge against Rodger Raymond Facer Jr., 26, who will be sent a summons from the office of District Judge Allen P. Page III.
The date of the incident is unclear from the arrest affidavit, but city police said it appears it happened at 4:20 p.m. March 29, when an officer was dispatched to Washington Boulevard and Sherman Street for possible drug activity.
Facer, a passenger, and another individual in a parked car were asked if they had seen anything usual, police said. An officer observed several neatly folded $20 bills on Facer's left leg, the affidavit states.
Upon questioning, he allegedly told police he was an addict who, with another individual, were in the Williamsport area to buy heroin and directed the officer's attention to some hypodermic needles.
Court records show Facer is scheduled to have a May 19 preliminary hearing before another district judge in Lycoming County on a retail theft charge.