City man faces felony drug, firearm charges

A city man is behind bars after Logan Township police allegedly found a handgun and marijuana at Logan Town Centre.

Wayne A. Curfman, 39, of 810 Lexington Ave., was taken into custody about 3:30 p.m. Monday after Logan Township police were dispatched for a report of a passed out man in an SUV. The man reportedly had been stumbling around inside a store at the plaza.

According to the charges, when officers arrived, they found Curfman sitting in the passenger seat, slumped down as if he were sleeping, and Brandi Pierce, 35, of 611 Fifth Ave., behind the wheel of a blue Dodge Durango.

Police contend the Durango smelled of marijuana and that Curfman was visibly impaired. He also had his hand tucked between the center console and the seat, prompting officers to walk around to the passenger side of the SUV and have Curfman get out so he could be checked by arriving AMED personnel.

Curfman had a large knife in a sheath on his side, which was secured by officers, and a large bulge in the right pocket of his cargo shorts turned out to be individually packaged bags of marijuana, police allege.

A 13-round magazine for a 9 mm gun was also found when Curfman was patted down and placed in handcuffs, while another magazine, this one attached to a Cobray M11 9mm handgun, was spotted sticking out of a paper bag on the front passenger seat floor. The magazine was loaded with 32 rounds, police noted.

A subsequent search of the SUV turned up two small buds of marijuana and 100 small, plastic and empty jeweler bags that police suspect was to be used to package drugs.

Police pointed out that Curfman does not have a permit to carry a concealed gun.

The marijuana found on Curfman weighed 32.2 grams, and he was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance along with a felony carrying a firearm without a license. Curfman also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Curfman was arraigned Monday night by Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $40,000 cash bail.

Police indicated Pierce will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana at a later date.

Curfman is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson.