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Police briefs - July 12

July 12, 2012

Man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro police charged a man with possession of drug paraphernalia after realizing he was wanted on a warrant.

Police said in a news release that an officer recognized Malcolm Simmons, 21, of 113 S. Potomac St., Apt. 1, as being wanted on a warrant from the Franklin County (Pa.) Probation Department. The officer saw him on South Potomac Street at 10:56 p.m.

Simmons ran from police in an alley and was warned he could be subjected to a stun gun, although it was not used, police said. Another officer arrived and handcuffed him, the news release said.

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Simmons said he had a needle, and police found a capped syringe in a cloth drawstring bag.

Police say man found with pills, marijuana

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A man wanted by the Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff’s Office was found with pills and marijuana at 11:11 p.m. Friday on Philadelphia Avenue, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

Police said Joseph Allen Leonzo Hayden, 21, of 104 W. Fifth St., was found with three orange pills and two blue ones. Tests found them to be hydrocodone and diazepam.

They also found a bag of marijuana, police said.

Hayden was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was turned over to the custody of the sheriff’s department.

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