New Castle News

May 15, 2014

Police search yields marijuana, mushrooms

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A Neshannock man was arrested after police allegedly found marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms at his home.

New Castle police said they also found two guns during their April 30 search, one of which had been stolen.

Officers took Torin Carl Medure, 20, of 19 Ciara Drive into custody Tuesday, charging him with multiple drug offenses and having a stolen gun.

The state police had served a sealed search warrant at the home of Frank Medure of the same address on April 30, in connection with a gambling investigation, according to court records.

Troopers reported they had seen about 120 grams of marijuana and a gun in a basement room and called the Lawrence County District Attorney’s office, according to police.

The district attorney’s special investigative unit and New Castle police narcotics agents then obtained another search warrant.

The drug investigation officers confiscated three jars, one containing 63.7 grams, one containing 19 grams and another, 36.4 grams of suspected marijuana, receipts, rolling papers, four digital weigh scales, empty plastic bags, two seimautomatic pistols, $307, a box of .38-caliber ammunition with three live rounds, various glass marijuana pipes, a bong, grinders, a jewelry box containing various pills, plastic bags containing suspected marijuana and another bag containing psilocybin mushrooms, which are hallucinogenic.

Police said one of the guns they found had no record. The other had been reported to the New Castle police as stolen Oct. 8.

Medure is charged with two counts each of possession with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substances and one count each of receiving stolen property and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned by District Judge David B. Rishel, who set his bond at $2,500. He was freed on bail.