YORK – A York man was arrested over the weekend for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a deadly weapon. According to court records, the York Police Department arrested 27-year-old Corey Martinez, Sunday afternoon acting on a tip that Martinez was selling “dope” out of a backpack.
Officers stopped a vehicle with Martinez in it for failure to signal. During the stop, the driver gave officers a consent to search of the vehicle. A backpack was found behind the passenger seat where Martinez was sitting. In the bag, officers found rolling papers, a glass marijuana pipe, two baggies containing suspected meth residue in them. A metal marijuana grinder and a digital scale containing chunks of what field tested positive for meth was also located in the backpack. A BB gun, two CO2 cartridges and a bottle of BB’s was also found. The driver denied having the backpack, telling officers Martinez got into the vehicle with the bag.
Martinez was then arrested and transported to the York County Jail on five separate charges, including Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Deadly Weapon (Firearm) by Prohibited Person, being a Habitual Criminal, Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony and Possession or Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Martinez is scheduled for arraignment on May 9.