Cooperstown Man Waives Hearing on Felony Drug and Firearms Charges

| May 10, 2018

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A 31-year-old Cooperstown man waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges stemming from an incident where police found him with methamphetamine, a stolen vehicle, and a stolen gun at a Jackson Township residence.

According to court documents, the following charges against 31-year-old Ian Mark Haux, of Cooperstown, have been transferred to Venango County Court of Common Pleas:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (two counts)
– Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 2
– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 2
– Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 3
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (two counts)
– Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, Misdemeanor 2

The following additional charges have also been transferred to Venango County Court of Common Pleas:

– Posses Firearm W/Manufacturer Number Altered, Etc, Felony 2
– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 2
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
– Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Unable to post bail, he remains lodged in the Venango County Jail.

This case is working its way through the court system.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a search warrant was obtained for a residence at a location on Wilson Mills Road in Jackson Township, based on information obtained concerning the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine.

Around 8:57 p.m., the search warrant was served. The residence was empty at the time of the search. A subsequent search of the residence revealed a 25 caliber pistol with obliterated serial numbers, a ziplock bag of suspected methamphetamine, a ziplock bag of marijuana, numerous small logo ziplock bags, a digital scale, and smoking pipes with residue.

Ian Haux‘s license was found in the safe where the pistol, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Haux also allegedly admitted to police that the pistol, the methamphetamine, and the drug paraphernalia belonged to him. The complaint also notes that Haux was prohibited from owning a firearm due to a previous felony conviction.

According to a second criminal complaint, on Friday, April 27, 2018, a sealed nighttime search warrant was obtained for a residence and any/all outbuildings at a location on Wilson Mills Road in Jackson Township, based on information obtained concerning the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine.

Around 9:32 p.m. on Friday, April 27, the search warrant was served, while Ian Haux was detained in a detached garage on the property.

A subsequent search of the garage revealed a Kellee 9mm pistol which was reported as stolen by Meadville City Police, as well as crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous prescription pills, and various drug paraphernalia including a digital scale, baggies, and smoking pipes with residue, according to the complaint.

Approximately 100 yards behind the detached garage was a black 2007 Jeep that was reported stolen through the Titusville Police Department, the complaint states.

Haux allegedly told police he used and possessed the Kellee pistol, and he admitted he is a felon who is not permitted to own a firearm.

Haux also allegedly admitted to police that he attempted to destroy a baggie containing approximately three grams of crystal methamphetamine in the garage during the service of the warrant by opening and tossing the bag under a vehicle, the complaint indicates.

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