Special News Release - Firearms & Drug Distribution Arrests - Wednesday 12/26/2018

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ARRESTED & INCARCERATED
Andrew Ryan Lundgren
White, Non-Hispanic Male, 29 years old, of Lancaster, PA
Charges: Persons Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell, or Transfer Firearms / Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin / Possession of Cocaine

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ARRESTED & INCARCERATED
Michael Todd Ellis
White, Non-Hispanic Male, 40, of Lancaster, PA
Charges: Persons Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell, or Transfer Firearms / Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin and Methamphetamine / Possession of Methamphetamine

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At 2:56 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2018, Manheim Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of Millersville Pike for a reported heroin overdose.  Upon arrival, officers located Andrew Lundgren, M/29, of Lancaster, PA, who was suffering from the effects of a heroin overdose.  Officers also located Michael Todd Ellis, M/40, of Lancaster, PA, who resides with Lundgren.  While inside the residence, officers observed an opened backpack.  Inside the backpack, officers could see drug packaging materials, a large amount of currency, and a handgun.  Officers then searched the apartment and located:
     * Two additional firearms, one of which had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction
     * Ammunition
     * Heroin
     * Methamphetamine
     * Cocaine
     * $2,400.00 in cash



Through the course of investigation, the following was determined:
     * Lundgren was in possession/control of three (3) firearms which was unlawful as he was a convicted felon.  Lundgren was also in possession of 1,301 bags of heroin, which had been packaged for sale and distribution, as well as a small amount of cocaine for personal use.
     * Ellis was in possession/control of three (3) firearms which was unlawful as he was a convicted felon.  Ellis was also in possession of 40 bags of heroin and 40 grams of methamphetamine, which had been packaged for sale and distribution, as well as 5 grams of methamphetamine for personal use.

Lundgren and Ellis were taken into custody on outstanding warrants stemming from unrelated incidents and taken to Lancaster County Prison.  Criminal complaints were filed against each party for the charges listed above.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org

Date: 
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Reference ID: 
MT-18-12505

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