York man arraigned on firearm, drug charges

YORK – Shawn Allison, 51, of York, has been arraigned on two counts of possession of a firearm to commit a felony, both Class 2 felonies, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, both Class 4 felonies.

The case began when an officer with the York Police Department received consent from Allison to look at his phone during a traffic stop, as Allison is currently a participant in the York County problem solving court.

It is alleged the officer found messages where Allison asked another individual if he wanted to buy a “12-gauge pump.” The officer noted Allison is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The problem solving court officer was notified and she asked for assistance in searching Allison’s residence.

During that search, officers allegedly found two firearms, one being a 12-pump shotgun and the other being a Mosin Nagant rifle. Also allegedly located were two small safes which contained methamphetamine, psylocibin mushrooms, numerous glass pipes with a white crystal substance, scales and containers with a white crystal residue.

It was also noted he was out on bond, at that time, regarding a case where he is charged with distribution of a controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and felony child abuse.

A jury trial in this latest matter in York County District Court has been scheduled for late October.

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