Crime

Philipsburg man arrested, accused of selling heroin

A Philipsburg man was arrested Monday, accused of selling heroin, owning drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while under the influence of the drug.

State police at Philipsburg searched the Rush Township home of Justin Craven, 29, in January of last year and found bags, owe sheets, pipes and other paraphernalia, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said Craven sold heroin to an informant in October. Police followed Craven to his residence and saw him weaving across the yellow lines, according to the complaint.

His home was searched again and bags of heroin were discovered, police said. Craven was found to have the drug and syringes in the pockets of his shorts, according to the complaint.

Police said Craven told them he had used heroin earlier in the day and he performed poorly during a field sobriety test. A blood test came back positive for morphine, according to the complaint.

Craven was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair on Monday and released on $100,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14.

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