Friday, April 26, 2019

Drug Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests in Ashland Early Friday

A drug investigation by Ashland Police led to the arrest of 3 individuals early Friday morning.

According to Chief of Police Gerard Daley, on Friday morning, around 6:20am, Ashland Police along with the assistance of Butler Township Police, Frackville Police, Minersville Police, Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office, Schuylkill County Adult Probation, and Pennsylvania State Parole Agents executed a search warrant at 1026 Walnut Street, Ashland, as part of an investigation into possible drug activity at the residence.

When officers arrived, they found 3 individuals at the residence, Allen Bagdonavicius, (the homeowner),  Matthew Bagdonavicius, 26, who lived at the home, and Anthony Kleeman, 22, of Girardville.

** Redaction - In the original posting of this story, we had the ages wrong for the individuals, we apologize for the error

Matthew Bagdonavicius was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant from Schuylkill County Adult Probation, and Anthony Kleeman was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the Schuylkill County District Attorney's office.

After a search of the residence, Officers located multiple items, police say, that are consistent with drug trafficking including:
  • Approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine
  • two ledgers
  • multiple glassine baggies
  • multiple glass smoking pipes
  • multiple scales
  • $210 in US Currency
  • A Taurus 9mm handgun
  • A Colt .32 revolver
Matthew Bagdonavicius is facing additional charges after the search including Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Person not to possess firearms, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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