A Bradford man has been arrested on allegations that he was involved in a drug delivery operation.
Charles M. Johnson Jr., 23, of 9 Melvin Ave., was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; possession of an instrument of crime, a first-degree misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia and six counts of possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors; and summary charges of driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked and display plate card in improper vehicle.
The criminal complaint states that at 1:47 a.m. Nov. 10, a Bradford City police officer was on patrol, when he observed a minivan parked in the Chestnut Street area. A car pulled in directly next to the minivan, and the front passenger — Johnson — got out of the car and entered the minivan. The minivan pulled briefly into a Park Street driveway before departing and heading west on Park Street.
The officer pulled over the minivan, which Johnson was driving and had pulled into the driveway of a Potter Street residence, court records indicated.
When the officer made contact, Johnson “exited the vehicle and became argumentative,” the complaint stated.
The officer saw cash dispersed in the interior of the vehicle, and on the seat behind Johnson was a clear plastic stamp bag containing what appeared to be crack cocaine; more stamp bags were on the floor, according to the complaint.
Court records stated that the following items were seized from the vehicle: a small purple bag containing cocaine, small white plastic panda bear bags containing cocaine, a small clear plastic bag containing two trazodone pills, $94 in cash and six bags of cocaine weighing a total of 4.37 grams.
It was unclear at press time if charges would be filed against anyone else in the alleged drug sale.
Bail for this new case was set at $20,000. Johnson was incarcerated in McKean County Jail on Saturday for allegations that he stole a vehicle.
He was also under the supervision of the McKean County Adult Probation Department at the time of the alleged drug arrest, according to the complaint.
Johnson is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Dec. 16 for the drug case.