A Philipsburg man faces multiple felony charges alleging he sold cocaine around the Philipsburg area.
According to the criminal complaint filed by state police at Hollidaysburg, a confidential informant told investigators that Leroy P. Bryant, 57, was selling cocaine. The informant reportedly set up a purchase through text messages on May 3, 2016, at which time troopers took the informant to the area of Presqueisle and Front streets to meet with Bryant.
After the exchange, the informant turned over a bag of suspected cocaine to troopers, police said. It was entered into evidence.
A second purchase was arranged by the informant on June 9, 2016, police said. This time, the informant was taken to the area of North Front Street and Locust Street where the informant reportedly again met with Bryant and turned a bag of suspected cocaine over to troopers.
A lab report received by troopers on July 26, 2016, indicated the drugs purchased during the May 3 incident tested positive for cocaine, police said.
Bryant was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Allen Sinclair, according to court documents, and charged with two felony counts each of possession with intent and criminal use of a communication facility. He also faces two misdemeanor charges each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Unsecured bail was set at $50,000, court documents said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 5.