WILKES-BARRE — City police said they captured a drug suspect at Sherman Hills after he allegedly entered the facility through a gap in a security fence.
David Charles Callahan, 34, of East Oak Street, Pittston, is accused of criminal trespass, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, with other charges pending, according to a police report issued Monday.
Police said they received a call at 1:25 p.m. Saturday stating “a male was just observed entering Sherman Hills through a gap in the fence and he zip tied the fence back together.”
Officers said they arrived as Callahan was leaving and told him to stop. He fled, but was quickly apprehended, police said.
Callahan allegedly was found in possession of 10 plastic bags of a hard chalky substance, suspected to be crack cocaine, and two plastic bags containing suspected heroin. Police said he had bloodshot, glassy eyes and had difficulty comprehending questions asked by police.
The seized items were taken into evidence and will be submitted for analysis, police said.
Callahan was taken to city police headquarters for processing. He was awaiting a preliminary hearing date before District Judge Martin R. Kane as of Monday afternoon.