York man accused of possessing meth shortly after release from prison and being habitual criminal

YORK – Christopher Martin, 42, of York has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony, and being a habitual criminal.

His arraignment in York County District Court has been scheduled for June 10.

The habitual criminal allegation is based upon Martin’s lengthy criminal history, which court documents indicate, based on the following past convictions and sentences:

  • Delivery of a controlled substance, 3-5 years in prison
  • Possession of a controlled substance, 18 months to three years in prison
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, 5-9 years in prison
  • Assault of an officer, assault of an officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of an officer, 12-18 months in prison

This particular possession case began when York Police officers assisted District 5 probation during a probation search of Martiin’s residence, as he had been out of prison for one month and was on post-release supervision. The investigating officers said they were informed by Martin’s probation officer he had allegedly “failed every single drug test since his release from prison.”

Officers say in the court affidavit a substantial amount – 5.69 grams – of methamphetamine and related paraphernalia was found in his bedroom.

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