SAYRE — A Wysox man and woman are facing charges after drugs and a stolen gun were found in their vehicle shortly after midnight on Friday.

According to Sayre Police, Tyler J. Marshall, 24, was charged with receiving stolen property, a grade-three felony; misdemeanor counts of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of controlled substances; and summary traffic violations.

Elizabeth M. Mullican, 23, was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, said police.

According to police, officers were on a routine patrol shortly after midnight Friday when they observed a Ford Mustang traveling eastbound on West Lockhart Street. But when they ran the car’s plates through their vehicle’s computer, officers learned that the plate was registered to a Ford Focus.

As officers were running the car’s registration, it turned into the parking lot of the Guthrie Weight Loss Center for no apparent reason since the facility was closed, police said.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the Mustang and made contact with the driver, Marshall, and the passenger, Mullican. While speaking to them, officers observed Mullican make furtive movements towards the passenger side floorboard, between her seat and the middle console, and into the crease of the seat itself, said police.

Police stated that officers also observed a box of .22 long rifle ammunition in the center console in plain view. Officers asked Marshall several times if there was a firearm in the vehicle, and Marshall would only reply with vague statements.

Officers then checked for warrants on both individuals and learned that both Marshall and Mullican indeed had bench warrants out and both had suspended licenses, police said.

Marshall and Mullican were then placed in the back of patrol vehicles due to inclement weather, and as this was being done, Marshall informed officers that a .22 revolver was on the floorboard behind the back passenger seat, said police.

Police said officers recovered the revolver and, after running its serial number, discovered that it was stolen. Officers also uncovered two small baggies of methamphetamine, a snorting straw and a glass meth pipe.

Marshall also failed several field sobriety tests and admitted to ingesting meth earlier in the day, police said.

Marshall was arraigned and remanded to county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Mullican was sent to jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Preliminary hearings for both individuals are scheduled before Magisterial District Court Judge Larry Hurley on July 2.

Johnny Williams can be reached at (570) 888-9643 ext. 232 or jwilliams@morning-times.com. Follow Johnny Williams on Twitter @johnnywMT

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