Schuylkill County man charged with drug, firearms offenses


State police in Schuylkill County have charged a man with several drug and firearms offenses. 

The State Police Troop L Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the county Drug Task Force executed a search warrant just after 6 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 400 block of Hobart Street in Gordon. 

Authorities say they seized about 240 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $24,000, a shotgun, several packets of what’s believed to be fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia used for packing and weighing controlled substance. 

Investigators charged 46-year-old John Kessler with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a felony firearms offense, and two misdemeanor drug charges.

Kessler is in Schuylkill County Prison on $75,000 cash bail. 

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