Towanda man arrested for drug paraphernalia, runs from police


John Leonard

February 04 2022 08:00 am

TOWANDA, Pa (WETM) — A Towanda man was arrested over the weekend on drug charges after a foot chase with Pennsylvania State Police.

A State Trooper was on patrol on Third Street in Towanda Borough on December 31 when John Leonard, 42, approached him and asked about a crash report.

The Trooper then got Leonard’s name and date of birth and discovered he had several warrants out of Dauphin County, according to the Trooper’s affidavit.

Another trooper arrived, but Leonard ran when they tried to detain him. After a short foot pursuit, Leonard was arrested and found to have a hypodermic needle.

Leonard was charged with Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Flight to Avoid Apprehension. He was taken to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail.

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