On Wednesday January 9, 2018 at 0615 hrs. the Lancaster Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) executed a search warrrant at a home on the 300 blk. Beaver St. SEU was assisted by members of Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the PA National Guard Counterdrug Air Support. The search warrant was the culmination of a months long investigation by SEU, assisted by Lancaster County Drug Task Force (DTF).
When Officers arrived for the search warrant, they were able to take their target, Tyshuan Williams, into custody. A (14) year old brother of Williams was also home at the time of the search warrant. That juvenile was released without any charges. Officers also found that there were a total of (8) bull terrier dogs inside the home. The dogs were removed from the home without incident.
The search warrant at the home yielded a quantity of marijuana that was packaged for sale, (5) handguns. drug paraphernalia associated with the packaging and delivery of narcotics, a quantity of Clonazepam, Alprazolam, cocaine and over $15,000 in cash. Those items were seized as evidence.
A second search warrant was executed on a storage locker/ garage that Williams had rented on the 100 blk. Beaver St. That search yielded an additional (21) firearms. They consisted of a variety of handguns, shotguns and rifles. Williams is prohibited from possessing any firearm due to a previous conviction. At least one of the guns seized from inside the home had been reported as stolen. Detectives will be coordinating efforts with the ATF to further the investigation into the other firearms seized.
As a result of this investigation and the search warrants, Off. Jared Snader filed a Criminal Complaint against Williams before MDJ Witkonis. Williams was charged with (26) Counts of Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms (F2), (3) Counts Possession With Intent to Deliver (Marijuana, Clonazepam & Alprazolam) (F), Receiving Stolen Property (F2), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) (M) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M).
Williams was later arraigned by MDJ Bixler for MDJ Witkonis and committed to LCP in lieu of $300,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
*photo of items sezied from search warrant at the home*
*photo of firearms sezied from search warrant at storage location 100 blk. Beaver St.*
Press release by Lt. Bill Hickey (PIO) firstname.lastname@example.org 717-735-3481