Christmas cheer awaits card owner Stolen guns swapped for pills
Thanks to a good Samaritan, the owner of a lost Christmas card is going to get a fresh dose of holiday spirit — and cash.
Butler Township police said a person found the card, containing a large amount of money, in the parking lot of Dollar General, Drums, at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 30.
They turned the card into police, who are asking the owner of the missing card to contact them at 570-788-4111. The owner must be able to provide descriptive details about the card to fully claim ownership, police said.
Guns stolen from a Packer Township home were sold for prescription pills, according to arrest papers.
Court documents state three Smith & Wesson guns totaling $1,850 were reported stolen Dec. 28 from a home on Wetzel Run Drive and though Tanner B. Titus, 21, Weatherly, initially denied taking the weapons, he later admitted to state police at Hazleton that he took them early in December and traded them for Oxycodone pills.
Titus was charged with theft by unlawful taking by troopers and was released on $50,000 unsecured bail Jan. 4 by Magisterial District Judge Joseph Homanko, Weatherly.