Narcotics Trafficking Arrest

A joint narcotics operation was conducted by the Luzerne County District Attorney's Drug Task Force, the Hanover Township Narcotics Unit and the Forty Fort Police Department that led to a Search Warrant and the arrest of a subject residing in Forty Fort, PA.  A search warrant was served at approximately 7:00 am on Thursday, September 5, 2019, on Welles Street in Forty Fort Borough.  Christopher Whitmore, 45yrs of age, was taken into custody during the execution of the search warrant.

Recovered from the Welles Street address was marihuana, $1,103.00 in U.S. Currency, a large amount of packaging materials (not pictured), a Century Arms 9mm pistol, and a digital scale.  Located at the residence was also a large amount of medical marihuana containers.  Whitmore did not possess a medical marihuana card.

Whitmore had been selling marihuana in numerous Luzerne County municipalities.  He was arraigned before District Judge David Barilla and bail was set at $25,000.00 straight cash.

Charges:

Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marihuana

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marihuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Delay in press release was due to ongoing investigations related to this case.