York man sent to jail in case involving drug dealing and illegal weapons

YORK – Michael K. Ealy, 30, of York, who was initially charged with four felonies related to drug dealing and possessing illegal weapons, earlier pleaded no contest to one Class 1 misdemeanor as part of a plea agreement, and was sentenced this week.

He was arrested after a search warrant was served by the York County Sheriff’s Department at his residence, at York Mobile Plaza.

According to court documents, the following items were located during the search of his home:

  • Six ounces of raw marijuana;
  • Two ounces of concentrated THC wax;
  • 13 pills identified as Trazadone Hydrochloride;
  • Two THC “nectar collectors;”
  • One marijuana pipe;
  • One marijuana bong;
  • One marijuana grinder;
  • Two digital scales;
  • One hunting knife with a blade measuring over 3 ½ inches;
  • One .44 caliber revolver;
  • One smart phone

Court documents indicate “both deadly weapons were located within the living room in close proximity to the controlled substances.”

It was also noted that a children’s playground was within a short distance from Ealy’s residence.

Court documents also indicate his criminal history includes charges and convictions relating to the possession and cultivation of marijuana. There was also a warrant for his arrest out of Escambia County, Florida.

He was formally charged with delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug, a Class 2 felony; possession of a firearm while committing a felony, a Class 2 felony; possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony, a Class 3 felony; and having no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 felony.

As part of a plea agreement, the charges were reduced to a single count of carrying a concealed weapon, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He is now facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

This week, in York County District Court, he was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for 64 days already served.



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