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The Danville News

May 20, 2014

Police found 'pot,' guns during Danville raid

DANVILLE — A husband and wife living at Evergreen Pointe have been charged with possession and use of marijuana after the woman’s five-year old daughter arrived at her father’s house with clothes smelling of the drug.

Tara, 25, and Christopher Lynn, 24, of 606 Evergreen Point, had their house searched by Mahoning Township Police at 7:54 p.m. Jan. 29, according to charges filed May 19 at the office of Montour County District Judge Marvin Shrawder. The police used a drug-sniffing dog to find numerous items with suspected marijuana residue and several guns around the house.

Police were first tipped off after Tara Lynn’s 5-year-old daughter arrived at the house of her father, Matthew Blue, on Jan. 29. Blue and Lynn have joint custody of their daughter.

Blue and his wife, Anna, brought the clothes and a suspected stem of marijuana, found with his daughter’s belongings, to Danville police. They tested positive for marijuana.

Danville then handed the clothing and stem off to Mahoning Township officers to continue the investigation.

The Blues told the police they picked up the girl at 3 p.m. that day from the Lynns at 14 East Market Street. The Blues said it was immediately apparent that the girl’s clothes smelled of marijuana, the charges said. The Blues also provided screen shots of Tara Lynn’s public Facebook profile, where comments had been left pertaining to the use of marijuana.

When questioned by Mahoning Township police about whether the Lynns were “smoking” in the house, the girl said the Lynns have a one-foot tall green pipe in the kitchen which emits smoke that “smells like puke.”

Also at the Lynn residence at the time of the search was a girl and a young man identified as Tara Lynn’s brother.

Items taken from the Lynn home included a multi-colored hookah with hoses, located on a dresser in the master bedroom; an Altoid tin and Ziploc bag with suspected marijuana; a Samsonite brand pouch containing marijuana residue; a black and white glass pipe containing residue; two foil pipes; double wide rolling papers; a yellow straw with suspected marijuana residue; an XOXO pouch with suspected marijuana residue; a green tube with white powder residue; two red and clear containers with suspected marijuana residue, and an unlabeled pill bottle containing three white round pills, charges said..

A green glass hookah, including hose, tongs, bowl and other parts was found in a red gym bag in the living room.

In Tara Lynn’s purse, police found a Ziploc bag with suspected marijuana, a pouch with a glass fish pipe, and two Ziploc bags containing suspected marijuana residue.

Four guns were also found during the search, including a 9 millimeter Taurus PT809C from a Nissan Altima and a Jimenez Arms .25 caliber firearm from a Jeep Liberty. Both vehicles were operated by the Lynns, who consented to letting the police recover them.

A safe was taken from the residence, inside of which was a Taurus .38 special, a box of 9 millimeter ammo, a box of blazer .25 automatic ammo, break free lube and a Jimenez arms box. A Mossberg 715T .22 caliber assault rifle was also taken out of the master bedroom, along with an orange road cone with PENNDOT markings on it.

The Lynns later provided a written statement saying they were the owners and possessors of the seized property.

A hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. July 16.

Email comments to rstoneback@thedanvillenews.com.

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