HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Hazleton Police have charged one man with drug and firearms offenses after they responded to a call for an unresponsive male inside a vehicle.
According to police when law enforcement arrived on scene on the 700 block of Poplar Street, near City View Park, they found John Tobias, 48, inside a black sedan near the rear entrance of the park.
Police say Tobias had a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 revolver, which he did not have a valid concealed carry permit along with a vial of suspected crystal methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. Tobias was taken into custody on site.
Tobias is charged with firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.