An Easton man has been arraigned for trying to sell marijuana to a police informant in the parking lot in Palmer Township.
Justin Michael Levan, 23, of Ferry Street was arraigned before on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and the criminal use of a communication device to make the delivery.
On Oct. 21, 2011, Levan allegedly sold an eighth of an ounce of marijuana for $55 to the police informant, court records state.
Det. James Alercia and Officer John Billiard conducted the investigation after Palmer Township police were informed of numerous citizen complaints regarding alleged drug activity in the Giant parking lot.
Police arranged for an informant to meet Levan in the Giant parking lot and watched his arrival in a tan Ford Taurus after the suspect and informant texted one another to determine the location and arrival time.
Alercia checked the license plate and confirmed Levan's identity.
The informant delivered a large, clear plastic baggie containing "green and brown vegetation."
Police sent the suspected drug to a Pennsylvania State Police lab, where it tested positive for marijuana in November. Charges were then brought against Levan. Levan was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled before Taschner on May 25.
The above arrest information was supplied by the office of District Judge Jackie Taschner. It does not indicate a conviction.