LEWISBURG — Police filed papers this week alleging a man intended to transport contraband to the area of U.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg.
Buffalo Valley Regional Police said Lebron Emanuel, 32, of Harrisburg, allegedly possessed items known to be contraband in a prison facility after his vehicle was witnessed speeding at 1:25 a.m. Oct. 31 along the 300 block of North Derr Drive, Lewisburg.
Emanuel’s vehicle was stopped north of Hospital Drive, Kelly Township, after traveling along William Penn Drive and JPM Road.
Papers filed with Magisterial District Justice Leo S. Armbruster alleged a search of Emanuel’s vehicle found a large duffel bag containing three Apple iPhones, a Galaxy J3 Luna Pro phone, liter-sized Deer Park bottles containing what was suspected to be vodka, Serious Mass and creatine bodybuilding supplements, hydroxycut pills and wart remover.
Two tattoo gun kits, a tattoo gun, USB cables, Gold’s Gym padded mats, two cases and 39 individual boxes of Newport cigarettes were also allegedly in the duffle bag.
Papers claimed police asked Emanuel where he was headed and he produced a cellphone with an open Google Maps application, allegedly indicating his destination was Fenton Drive at the penitentiary. Emanuel claimed he was going to a friend’s house to pick up a bed. A companion was in the vehicle, he said, to provide help.
Allegations of misdemeanor contraband non-controlled substance and contraband communications device, two counts apiece, were filed against Emanuel at a preliminary arraignment. Bail was posted at $10,000 with a preliminary hearing set for 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in District Court.