MADERA – A Madera man is behind bars after large supplies of various drugs and almost 100 guns were allegedly seized from his home.
Christopher E. Washell, 48, is charged by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General with felony delivery of a controlled substance, as well as two misdemeanor drug violations.
Court documents detail the ongoing drug investigation that was opened in February and resulted in execution of a sealed search warrant at Washell’s Main Street residence July 19.
Washell agreed to speak with authorities, advising that his “last little bit” of methamphetamine would be found in an ammo can within a plastic bin in an upstairs bedroom.
An agent responded to that area of the home and allegedly located an ammo can containing a red-and-black digital scale, two bags of methamphetamine and unknown pills.
Washell—when questioned—admitted to “occasionally” using heroin but when specifically questioned if there was any in his possession, Washell stated he had “pretty much” used it all.
Washell was also questioned about his involvement in the sale of methamphetamine, allegedly admitting he usually obtained a half-pound or pound of the drug to help “some friends on occasion.”
The search warrant allegedly turned up $800 cash; around 58.6 grams of methamphetamine; 1,169 bags of heroin; around 56.7 grams of marijuana; and around 700 miscellaneous pills.
There were also several smoking devices with residue; packaging materials; 25 handguns; 58 shotguns and rifles; and 12 assault rifles, authorities said.
At a second Madera residence owned by Washell, a search allegedly turned up additional drug paraphernalia, one handgun and one shotgun.
There were multiple smoking devices for methamphetamine and marijuana, a black digital scale and an orange pill bottle containing marijuana seed, according to the report.
Washell is being held without bail at Clearfield County Jail. Currently he’s scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 26 during centralized court.