An Elizabethtown man is accused of running from police who showed up at his home to arrest him on outstanding warrants, then throwing away a digital scale and bag containing illegal drugs and packaging supplies.
Raymond J. Moszcienski, 28, whose address was listed in court papers at an apartment on East Park Street between Market and Spruce streets, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, an ungraded felony; one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, an ungraded felony; flight to avoid apprehension, a third-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a second-degree misdemeanor; possession of a small amount of marijuana, an ungraded misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, an ungraded misdemeanor.
Police said they went to Moszcienski’s home at about 7:20 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, because they got information that he was living there and had outstanding warrants from Berks and Carbon counties as well as a detainer from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.
Officer Jesse J. Schlotzhauer detailed the accusations against Moszcienski in a sworn statement filed in court. Schlotzhauer wrote that he and Officer Alexander Reed were dispatched to Moszcienski’s apartment and were allowed in, where he saw Moszcienski in the kitchen. Schlotzhauer wrote that Moszcienski ran out the back door and officers yelled “police” and ordered him to stop numerous times, but he would not obey.
Schlotzhauer wrote that while Moszcienski was fleeing, he lost his footing and fell as he threw a digital scale and black pouch away. That pouch contained 13.5 grams of methamphetamine, 0.9 grams of heroin with suspected fentanyl, 0.7 grams of marijuana, hypodermic needles and packaging supplies, Schlotzhauer wrote in his sworn statement.
Bail was set at $200,000; Moszcienski was sent to the Lancaster County Prison because he was unable to post bail. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing on his new charges in Elizabethtown scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, before Magisterial District Judge Jayne F. Duncan.