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Tyrone man faces gun, drug charges

Police say LeFevre found passed out behind wheel

A Tyrone man is in jail after Logan Township police uncover guns and drugs in his van.

Justin F. LeFevre, 42, was passed out behind the wheel about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when Logan Township police knocked on the window of his Chrysler Town & Country van that was parked by the air pump at the Sheetz in Greenwood, according to charges filed in the case.

Police said that LeFevre had to open the door to the van because he couldn’t roll down the window and that when Logan Township Officer George Swander III asked for identification, LeFevre said he didn’t think he had it with him.

LeFevre did find his ID, and when Swander asked when was the last time he had used methamphetamine, LeFevre said it was a few days ago. LeFevre then asked the officer why he would ask that question, according to the charges.

Swander then showed LeFevre the pipe that was made of glass with a bulb end that was burnt that he spotted sitting in the inside door handle of the van.

Police said LeFevre consented to a search of the van and when asked if there was anything else in the van officers should know about, including guns, he allegedly said, “No.”

Police noted Swander had also noticed bullets in the door handle with the meth pipe.

A loaded Ruger SR40 was immediately found between the front seats when police started searching the van, and LeFevre was taken into custody.

Two more guns were found in the van. Police said LeFevre is a convicted felon who is not allowed to have guns.

Along with the Ruger SR40, police found an ACC International Intrac Norinco Uzi Model 320 9 mm with an obliterated serial number and a Ruger AR15.

Police said a black briefcase in the van contained numerous sheets of LSD wrapped in aluminum foil along with two small plastic containers of suspected methamphetamine and a small amount of suspected cocaine and pills inside a plastic tube. Police said several hundred dollars wrapped in a rubber band were found in LeFevre’s coat pocket.

Drug paraphernalia, including a hypodermic needle, empty heroin packets and a burnt spoon, were also recovered.

LeFevre is charged with felony counts of possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, carrying a firearm without a license, obliterating or altering a gun’s serial number and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of drug possession, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

LeFevre was also cited for driving on a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Bail was set Wednesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at $50,000 cash.

LeFevre remains in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing slated for May 28 before Magisterial District Judge Matt Dunio.

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