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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A local man was charged with possession after drugs were discovered in a Selinsgrove apartment on 11/28/2017, according to police.
Colby Allen Starks, 34, was charged after a check from a probation officer found used syringes and meth in a backpack along with Starks identification, according to police.
“The search of the backpack found two used syringes, and multiple small zip seal bags with residue suspected to be methamphetamine and one with wadding inside Further search of the bag found multiple mailings and a PA identification card for Colby Allen Starks,” read the criminal complaint.
Colby was at the apartment during the search and admitted the bag belonged to him, saying “the bag contained used syringes and multiple small zip seal bags, one containing wadding used to collect meth residue for later use and a pocket knife,” according to police.
In addition to possession, Starks was hit with several other charges.
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.”
A hearing will be held on 1/2 at 9:45 am at 1025 RT 522.