Christ­mas cheer awaits card owner Stolen guns swapped for pills

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

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.

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