Police: 2 pounds of pot found while serving York City warrant

Liz Evans Scolforo
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It was simply luck that led officers from York City's Nuisance Abatement Unit and members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to a city home where they found 2 pounds of pot and a stolen handgun, police said.

They went to 205 Eberts Lane on Nov. 15 to serve a warrant on a person who was not at the house, according to York City Police.

Police said 2 pounds of marijuana a two handguns - including a stolen one - were seized from 205 Eberts Lane on Nov. 15, 2016.
(Photo courtesy of York City Police)

But while there, the officers and task force members smelled a strong odor of marijuana, so they began to question residents Wilhen Scott Rivera Jr., 20, and Lykeem A. Bethune, 20, police said.

Officers  seized the 2 pounds of marijuana, along with a Glock .380 handgun that had been reported stolen and a Glock 9 mm handgun, according to police.

Rivera is charged with marijuana possession with intent to deliver and first-degree felony receiving stolen property, police said. He is free on $150,000 bail, according to court records.

Bethune is charged with being a convicted felon in illegal firearm possession, first-degree felony receiving stolen property and simple possession of marijuana, police said. Bethune was taken to York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail, court records state.

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