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York man charged with dealing methamphetamine

York man charged with dealing methamphetamine

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YORK – Jacob Johnson, 30, of York, has been charged with three felonies in a case where he is accused of being a dealer of methamphetamine.

Last March, while Johnson was on probation, his probation officer contacted the York County Sheriff’s Department, asking that he be accompanied by a deputy in order to conduct a probation search at Johnson’s residence.

According to court documents, the probation officer said he hadn’t been able to contact Johnson and there were also two active warrants for Johnson’s arrest.

A deputy accompanied the probation officer to Johnson’s home. The affidavit says the two could clearly see Johnson standing in front of a window at the residence when they arrived.

When they knocked at the door, they said other occupants acted as if they didn’t know if Johnson was there. Eventually, the deputy called out to Johnson, letting him know they were aware of his presence.

Eventually, Johnson came to the door and they explained he was going to be arrested on the two warrants. They also announced they were going to do a probation search of the residence and allegedly Johnson “became agitated.”

While searching Johnson’s bedroom, they allegedly found 20 grams of methamphetamine in a bag, a hypodermic needle loaded with methamphetamine, a digital scale with methamphetamine residue, a metal bowl containing methamphetamine, 50 empty Ziploc bags, a sunglass case with a methamphetamine pipe inside it, and an unlabeled pill bottle containing 33 pills of Lorazepam (a prescription drug).

The deputy alleges that Johnson admitted the methamphetamine and pills were his.

Arraignment proceedings are pending in York County District Court, as he waived his preliminary hearing in York County Court.

He is charged with delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug, a Class 2 felony, which carries a possible maximum sentence of 50 years in prison; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance which are Class 4 felonies that carry a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison with 12 months of post-release supervision, upon conviction.

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