Police arrest York City man on drug charges

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Leshawne Wade Malone

A York City man recently released from state prison was arrested Thursday on drug charges, according to a York County District Attorney's Office news release. 

Leshawne Wade Malone, 38, faces a felony charge of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; and misdemeanors of possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.  

He was arraigned before District Judge Lindy Lane Sweeney and released Friday on a $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 4 before District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy.

Northern York County Regional Police arrested Malone on Thursday afternoon when he was at a convenience store in Spring Garden Township, according to the release.

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Investigators learned Thursday afternoon that Malone had drugs and was driving near York City, according to the release.

Northern York County Regional Police said they found and stopped him when he was at a convenience store in Spring Garden Township.

Police said Malone resisted arrest, and they found an ounce of a synthetic drug commonly known as molly and six fentanyl pills.

“We know people are tragically dying at a record pace from overdoses on substances such as these. Our community is a little bit safer each time illegal narcotics are taken off the streets,” said District Attorney Dave Sunday.