Probation and Parole Home Visit Leads to Felony Drug Charges for Franklin Man

| July 21, 2021

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A home visit from probation and parole agents led to felony drug charges for a Franklin man after drug-related items were discovered in plain view in his residence.

Court documents indicate the Franklin Police Department filed criminal charges against 50-year-old Matthew James Kachik.

According to a criminal complaint, on July 7, Franklin Police were dispatched to a residence on 6th Street to assist Probation and Parole agents who were at the residence for a home check and had discovered drug-related items in plain sight.

According to the complaint, police arrived and found Matthew Kachik seated in the living room with probation and parole agents. The agents then showed police the items found in plain view, which reportedly included a glass vial of suspected methamphetamine, a clear glass smoking pipe with brown and white residue, a blue and green glass smoking pipe with suspected burnt marijuana residue, a used hypodermic needle, and another clear glass vial used for storage of suspected methamphetamine.

The following charges were filed against Kachik through Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office on July 15:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor (four counts)

A preliminary hearing for the case has not yet been scheduled.

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