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•Drug arrest. Police stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of Lawrence Village plaza after receiving a report of suspicious activity at 12:11 p.m. Oct. 15. Officers said they determined the two occupants were in the possession of drugs. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed against Christopher Jay Magusiak, 20, of 509 Ninth St., Ellwood City. Alexander Tyler Stillwagon, 20, of 532 Todd Ave. was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stillwagon was placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
•Retail theft. Police charged Shelby Lyn Forkey, 20, of 148 Jane Lane, Edinburg, with retail theft after she was accused of taking merchandise valued at $29.37 from Kmart in Lawrence Village Plaza Oct. 16.
•Driving under the influence. Officers said they observed a vehicle driving erratically on East Washington Street near Willowbrook Road at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 16. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Gary John Seybert Jr., 34, of 507 Linday St. was charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations.
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