Monroe Twp. man faces drug charges

Michael David Garinger, 42, of Monroe Township has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Dec. 21, when police went to his residence to arrest him on a federal warrant, state police said.

When serving the warrant, state police saw in plain view in Garinger's kitchen pill bottles and numerous small zip-lock baggies, which are consistent with illegal drug use, police said.

The state police said they then obtained and executed a search warrant for Garinger's residence, and found in his bedroom and bathroom hypodermic needles, metal spoons with a white residue, and pipes.

Also found in Garinger's bedroom were Oxycodone and Methadone tablets, police said.

In addition, a small plastic bag of marijuana was found, police said.

Garinger was arraigned by Judge Tim Clark on Wednesday.

Garinger was then sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Garinger must attend a preliminary hearing on Feb. 27.