Nickolas J Earhart, 21, LKA: 1st block of Hoover Drive, Ephrata, PA was charged with 2 Counts of Receiving Stolen Property-Firearm, Firearms Not to Be Carried Without a License, Possession of a Firearm With an Altered Manufacturer’s Number, Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after an incident that occurred at a business in the 1400 block of North Reading Road in East Cocalico Township.
On Saturday February 11, 2017 at 1819 hours, East Cocalico Township Police Officers were dispatched to the above business for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Upon their arrival, Earhart was seated in the driver’s seat of a van with the vehicle running. Officers noticed drug paraphernalia, including needles, in plain view. Earhart was determined to be impaired and arrested for DUI. His vehicle was impounded.
On February 14, 2017 a Search Warrant was executed on the vehicle. Inside the van were 2 handguns, both of which were reported stolen. The serial number on one of the guns had been partially scratched off. Also found were 2 pairs of brass knuckles, several knives, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. A blood test indicated that Earhart had high levels of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Alprazolam and Morphine in his blood at the time of the test.
Earhart was arraigned and released on $25,000 bail.