OC man facing charges after drugs found in home

From staff reports

An Oil City man is facing charges after drugs and drug delivery paraphernalia were fund in his East Fourth Street home on Wednesday.

Oil City police said in a criminal complaint they were called to the home of Leon Patrick Wagner Sr., 56, to assist agents with the state Probation and Parole office to conduct a search.

After police entered the home, Wagner told officers there were drugs in the house and indicated to a black nylon pencil/tool bag to his immediate right on the floor, the complaint said.

The bag was later found to contain one “brick,” or 50 stamp bags, of heroin, two packages of marijuana, two small Zip-loc style bags containing suspected marijuana, and a screw top metal container with 11.5 mg strength Clonazepam, according to the complaint.

A full search of Wagner’s home revealed more drug paraphernalia as well as items associated with the sale of controlled substances such as a black digital scale, several empty small Zip-loc style baggies, a notebook of sales records and a phone, the complaint said.

Police also recovered a shotgun from Wagner’s basement, the complaint said.

Wagner was charged with felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility and person not to possess or use a firearm, two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, six counts of possession of a controlled substance and four counts each of deliver/intent to deal drug paraphernalia and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned Wednesday and remains lodged in the Venango County jail as he was unable to post $20,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 28 in Central Court.