Oil City Man Busted for Possession of Meth, Prescription Pills

| March 30, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police searching for one man on a warrant ended up taking another man into custody after finding him attempting to hide a bag containing various controlled substances.

Court documents indicate that the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 32-year-old Robert Daniel Aikins III, of Oil City.

According to a criminal complaint, after being provided information about a wanted person who the Oil City Police Department held a felony warrant, around 2:45 p.m. on Monday, March 26, officers conducted a search of a home on North Street, with the resident’s consent.

Patrolman Culp conducted a sweep of a closet off from the main living room area, and upon opening the door found Robert Daniel Aikins III standing on shelving, attempting to climb into a crawl space, the complaint indicates.

Aikins had a green canvas bag in front of him, which he was reaching into. Aikins was ordered to show his hands and climb down but failed to follow the commands. Aikins was physically escorted down and detained. Patrolman Culp retrieved the canvas bag Aikins was attempting to hide and found several plastic baggies containing various pills underneath, the complaint states.

Upon a search of the bag, Aikin’s identification was found inside. A more detailed search of the contents, officers discovered methamphetamine, Tramadol, prescription pain medications, and a currently active PFA filed against Aikins by the resident of the location, according to the complaint.

Aikins was arraigned at 6:05 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office on the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Felony
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, with Judge Kirtland presiding.

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