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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
October 16, 2017
A Mount Pleasant Mills man was charged after allegedly trying to sell heroin and meth to a secret informant in Selinsgrove, according to police.
Matthew David Hansen, 33, allegedly sold “5 bags of heroin and 2 rocks of meth” from his car on October 3rd, but was caught after the man he was trying to sell the drugs to turned out to be an informant working with the police.
The informant signaled that the alleged deal had been complete and the Selinsgrove Police swooped in by “boxing” the vehicle in and making the arrest.
“White male was positioned in the drivers seat was observed exchanging items then speaking for little time this officer then observed C/1 exit the vehicle and observed the indicator provided meaning deal was complete,” read the criminal complaint.
“Chief Garlock then seized the vehicle and contacted Kellers for a tow. Vehicle was then impounded. Money on driver’s seat was exactly $200.-00 and confirmed on later time the exact cash numbers that was provided (to informant).
Police searched the car and allegedly found a meth pipe, fix kit, and a pair of brass knuckles.
Hanson was charged with several drug related charges along with possession of a “prohibited offensive weapon.”
A hearing will be held on 10/23 at 10:30 on 1025 US RT 522 in Selinsgrove.
Selinsgrove has been trying to deal with a serious drug issue.
A day after an Orange Street News investigation revealed a shocking rise in heavy drugs like heroin inside of Selinsgrove High School, Superintendent Chad Cohrs acknowledged just how big of a drug problem is confronting the school in a letter to parents asking for the public’s help.
“The Selinsgrove Area has been experiencing a marked increase in drug activity which is impacting our students,” read the letter. “While drug and alcohol usage is not something new, the frequency and types of drugs we are seeing is cause for increased concern. The use of prescription medications such as Xanax, Vicodin, and Oxycodone are on the rise. Use of other street drugs, such as heroin, are also increasing.”