2010-09-30 / Front Page

Drugs Found At Fort Littleton Home

Nathan Duvall charged
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

A preliminary hearing will be held next month for a northern Fulton County man accused of possessing 10 pounds of marijuana inside his Dublin Township residence.

Nathan R. Duvall of 176 Old Township Road, Fort Littleton, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on Monday, September 27, through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. Duvall, 50, faces two counts of violating the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act in connection with the search of his home on September 10.

Trooper Charles Chaney of the Hollidaysburg barracks stated in the charging documents that an undercover officer made two controlled purchases of marijuana from Duvall. The subsequent search of his home revealed two pounds of suspected marijuana in a gun storage room and an additional eight pounds in the basement.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, undercover officers also found drug paraphernalia; 23 rifles and shotguns; and 10 handguns in the gun storage room. In addition, $1,885 in cash was located in a kitchen cabinet.

Furthermore, Duvall allegedly revealed the location of nine marijuana plants growing in a field across from a residence. Two additional plants were also discovered on the property.

“He knew what was going on, admitted to selling the suspected marijuana in the residence and growing the plants in the field across from his residence,” Chaney stated in the affidavit.

The suspected marijuana will be tested at the state police crime laboratory located in Harrisburg.

Duvall’s preliminary hearing has tentatively been scheduled for Monday, October 11, in Fulton County Central Court.

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