Warrant service in Path Valley leads to drug charges for Shade Gap man

06 November 2023- A warrant service call in Path Valley lands the target’s friend in jail on drug and outstanding warrant charges. Luke David Crouse is charged in Franklin County with three counts of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession and one count of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Crouse is also facing charges relating to an incident in Huntingdon County, in which he’s charged with possessing offensive weaponry and criminal mischief damaging property. Crouse failed to post bail of $50,000 and is behind bars in Franklin County.

PSP Troopers executed a search warrant on a home on Path Valley Road around 11:20am on October 27th for a man wanted by them. His name is currently redacted in public filings, but police say that during the course of the operation they instead found Luke Crouse. Crouse, police say, was a known associate of the original target. Additionally, he was found to have an active arrest warrant for the weapons and damaging property charges in Huntingdon County.

When police initially arrived on scene, Crouse was found in the driver’s seat of a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and was taken into custody without incident. Once he was searched, police allegedly found a hypodermic needle, a glass pipe, and a blue container with suspected methamphetamine inside of it. Crouse reportedly admitted to it being meth.

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Crouse is behind bars on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for November 14th in Franklin County.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39306-CR-0000160-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1399945, Docket Number: MJ-20304-CR-0000120-2023