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Inmates face more charges in separate cases

Aug 5, 2015

HUGHESVILLE – During his arraignment on Tuesday, July 21st, Cody Lee Chestnut was asked if he was addicted to alcohol or drugs.

“I like to smoke weed (marijuana),” the 24-year-old state parolee told District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

Chestnut has been jailed on a parole violation since July 15 when a state parole officer and Hughesville police discovered 53 grams of marijuana and an estimated $4,600 of suspected drug money inside his home at 226 N. Main St., according to court records.

When the parole officer made a surprise home visit about 10:30 a.m., he discovered Chestnut’s eyes “were very glassy and he appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic,” according to an affidavit.

“I’ve been smoking some weed,” Chestnut told the officer when asked if he was using any drugs.

Chestnut directed the officer to an upstairs safe after he was asked if there any drugs inside the home, police said.

Charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Chestnut was recommitted to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $90,000 bail.

Another drug case brought before Kemp on Tuesday was Christopher L. Snauffer, also a prison inmate, who was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia as a result of police finding drugs in his bedroom at 152 Boak Ave. in Wolf Township on the morning of July 9.

Jailed then on a probation violation, Snauffer was recommitted in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Kemp also arraigned prison inmate Edward J. Bickel II, 28, of 107 S. Market St., Muncy, on felony charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $1,150 worth of merchandise from Target, Lycoming Crossing, between Aug. 29 and Sept. 22, according to Muncy Township police.

Already incarcerated a probation violation, Bickel was recommitted in lieu of $30,000 bail.