York man pleads not guilty to four drug-related charges

Arraignment held for York man charged with four drug-related charges

YORK – This week, in York County District Court, Emmett Groom, 43, of York, appeared for arraignment in a situation where he is charged with four drug-related felonies which were filed in two separate cases.

In the first case, according to court documents, officers with the York Police Department were attempting to serve arrest warrants on Groom when they spoke with his wife, Jenifer, at their home. Investigators say she answered the door and told them he was not there. She did give permission to check the home, according to the affidavit.

But when they entered, Emmett Groom emerged from a back room and a third individual exited the same room.

During a search of the residence, officers allegedly found a straw, sealed for distribution, containing .57 grams of methamphetamine; a homemade smoking device with one gram of methamphetamine; a straw sealed for distribution containing methamphetamine; a glass jar with THC; and a flashlight containing methamphetamine.

Jenifer Groom was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Lancaster County. Emmett Groom was arrested for his warrant out of York County.

Once at the jail, Jenifer Groom told officers there was more methamphetamine located at the residence, according to court documents.

Officers returned and found a scale with methamphetamine on it; a calculator with 1.26 grams of meth next to straws.

It is alleged the woman staying at the residence told officers the couple had been selling narcotics.

Meanwhile, a corrections officer at the jail said she found 2.05 grams of methamphetamine during a strip search on Jenifer Groom.

It was noted the residence was less than 1,000 feet from First Step Daycare.

In this case, Emmett Groom has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class 4 felony; tempering with evidence, a Class 4 felony; and possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

In the second case, he is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. According to court documents, he was stopped by a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department for a traffic infraction and the deputy could smell burned marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly found three different kinds of illegal prescription drugs.

During the court proceedings, his attorney said his client had applied to be part of problem-solving court. The case was continued in order to check his status with the problem-solving court enrollment.


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