Police arrest Sayre man found with heroin, paraphernalia
Athens Township police arrested a Sayre man Monday after finding heroin in his possession and drug paraphernalia at his Wilawana Road residence.
Township police charged Michael L. Naylor, 43, with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a criminal affidavit filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw's office.
Police said officers responded at about 8:50 p.m. Monday to a reported overdose at the Wilawana Road location. Once at the scene, police were directed to a camper located at the rear of the main residence, where Naylor was observed holding the unconscious male, according to police. Officers stood by while members of Greater Valley EMS treated the patient, police said.
An officer heard noises coming from one of the rear bedrooms, but Naylor told police nobody else was inside the residence, adding that the noises were likely coming from a television, police said.
Police opened the door to the bedroom to check for additional people and, upon doing so, found an open blue medical kit, syringes, spoons, distilled water capsules, cotton swabs, small pipes with burnt residue, tin foil and other drug paraphernalia items, police said. Officers also observed syringes laying on the ground outside the residence and around the inside of the camper, police said.
Officers took Naylor into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and, during a search of his person, found a clear plastic bag containing rice and approximately 25 packages of a substance that field tested positive for heroin, police said.
Naylor was arraigned Monday by Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. Naylor's preliminary hearing in district court is scheduled for Dec. 18.
Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.