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Friday, September 27, 2013

Port Allegany Man Resists Arrest For Selling Marijuana/Damages Police Car

Port Allegany Man Resists Arrest For Selling Marijuana In Roulette/Damages Police Car

On September 26, 2013 at about 7:45 AM, members of the East Drug Task Force executed two arrest warrants on Levon Devaris MACK, 30, at his residence at 18 North Main Street in Port Allegany, PA.

MACK was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance(Ungraded Felony), Delivery of a Controlled Substance(Ungraded Felony) and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility(Felony 3rd Degree) in both warrants. The charges stem from two separate controlled buys of marijuana that took place on 2/26/2013 and 3/6/2013 in Roulette Township. MACK was arraigned before District Judge Kari McCleaft of Shinglehouse and bail was set at a total of $150,000.00 cash bail.

During the arrest, MACKS actions led to him being charged with Escape (Felony 3rd Degree), Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor 2), Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor 3rd Degree).  In an affidavit of probable cause filed in Judge Todd's court, Sweden Township Police Chief Bryan Phelps, stated that Mack was taken into custody, placed in handcuffs behind his back, and securely fastened in the patrol vehicle by officers Phelps and Wenzel.

While officers were securing other items in the patrol vehicle, Mack unsecured the seat belt and slipped his cuffs to the front in an attempt to escape custody of the officers. Mack was removed from the vehicle and placed alongside the patrol vehicle.

Mack was yelling and screaming to people along the sidewalk, to video him, causing a disturbance and causing people to stop and cause issues with the officers dealing with Mack.

Mack then caused damage to the marked patrol vehicle with his handcuffs, by scratching and digging the marked graphics on the vehicle, while resisting and struggling with the officers, doing approximately $650.00 damage to the vehicle.

He was recuffed and placed back into custody after a short struggle with the officers making the arrest. He was then taken to Port Allegany Police Department where he was placed into a leather restraint belt, with the cuffs placed behind his back, for further processing.

MACK was arraigned before District Judge William Todd of Smethport and bail was set at $150,000.00 cash bail.

As a result of a search warrant executed for MACK’S residence, additional charges are pending.

MACK was remanded to McKean County Jail awaiting preliminary hearings on the charges.

The East Drug Task Force was assisted by Port Allegany Police, Kane State Police, Cattaraugus County Sheriffs K-9, McKean County Drug Task Force, McKean and Potter County District Attorney’s Office.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

the streets are a little safer now. Glad this person is in jail, he has had this coming for a long time. Good job to the DTF hopefully more can be caught to help keep this area safer.

Anonymous said...

Great job officers Phelps and Wenzel, keep up the great work, but be super safe, this is a different world we live in .........

Anonymous said...

Way to go ruin another persons life if the economy wasn't so awful maybe the guy wouldn't have to sell marijuana to make ends meet.everyone voted for oboma

Anonymous said...

maybe he could have got a job instead of living off from the system.. great job another gone from port a..

Anonymous said...

He don't live off the system and NEVER has so shut your mouth unless you know what the hell your talking about!! all they found in the house was weed that's it!! weed isn't gonna kill ya so stop with the good job and the streets are safer crap!! He isn't a bad guy at all and has never bothered anyone .. he was doing what he had to for quick money to take care of his family!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Felonious family raising. That is a good way to perpetuate the cycle.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of people have to take care of their families in this bad economy and they do it without doing something ILLEGAL. Yes, WEED IS ILLEGAL. If you agree with that or not, that's another thing. But it's the LAW and "good" people don't break it. Great example he's setting for his family. lol People crack me up.

Anonymous said...

These cops are hero's to get another loser welfare using drug dealer off our streets. Hopefully he gets a long long jail sentence and isn't seen or heard from in a long time. Just hope the police remember that some idiot will soon take his place.

Anonymous said...

Post 4:08, do you know personally if this person lives off of the system ? No, so quit making accusations. In all of time pot has never killed one person, I repeat not one person ever. When is it going to be legalized ? But the things that do kill you example, cigarettes and alcohol, there legal and they kill millions. They say pot is a gateway drug yeah to the fridge. I have no criminal record and I have been looking for a job for over 2 years. It doesn't matter who you are, there's just not enough jobs around here. So if you aint making money through a job, where are you going to turn too ? Not saying that I have but a lot of people do. They have a family to support, so they will do what they need to do to provide for that family. Ps Trooper Phelps isn't the greatest guy either. They just don't post his abusive ways.

I Help My Friends In Time Of Need said...

What were his friends doing for him? Did they give him and his family money when they needed it? Did they help him frined employment? Isn't that what friends are for?

Anonymous said...

there is more legal ways to support your family than selling drugs.The only person to blame for him going to jail is himself. I struggle to support my family but I don't go out breaking the law to do it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:45... Pump your brakes... This weed that you speak of..it's illegal. Your family member or friend can't hang out on street corners selling the crap, because...once again it's illegal. Well we are talking about illegal.. When your placed in handcuffs and your arrested, you do what is asked, you don't try to escape, that's illegal. When you struggle with police officers and put them in harms way...that's illegal..they are doing that job, they are preventing illegal activity. When they have to haul you out of the vehicle to put your cuffs back on and you cause a public nuisance ...here we go, that's illegal . When you scratch a police car, for whatever reason...guess what? Yep, I think you finally got it.... That's illegal ! The rest of the world works for a living, it matters not what you do...as long as its legal. When you sell marihuana or as you call it (weed).... And you get caught, your going to pay the price. He was doing an Illegal act, and he got busted! He needs to man up and so do you. Stop the whining, get a real job. Stop any police officer for more questions on legal or illegal acts... They will be happy to answer them for you.... Whew!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with last comment at 5:45... he is an awsome guy... there alot more harmful drug dealing out there in the w orld and the police rather catch the ones deal weed... they made him strip to his boxers right on main rd in port... but if I ever decided to do it for shits and giggles I wld get charged with indecent exposer but its fine and dandy if a fuckin pig tells ya do it... fuck that the cops in port are all worthless and dnt do shit... they just sit back and have other people do their job...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem quite right because now he HAS to live off the system...... go figure?!

Anonymous said...

Marijuana isn't and never will hurt anyone. It's retards still living in the 50's trying to hold on to "the good ole days" ruining this country. I can't wait until it's completely legal so all you old bastards can roll over in your graves.

Anonymous said...

Boy,5:45 must be a relative to this guy. How can anyone justify selling drugs? Gee the economy sucks so I think I'll just sell some dope, may-be to a kid or anyone who has the money. How damn stupid. Nobody is going to hire a dope dealer for any type of job now.





Anonymous said...

Lmao. Boy what a waste of time and tax dollars. In the meantime, someone down the street is selling your kids crack. He gets away because your paying attention to the man with pot. One of gods many creations.

Anonymous said...

5:45. It's illegal... Get it????? Everything he did.. Getting out of cuffs, illegal .. Causing a nuisense... Illegal ... Scratching the police car... Illegal... Not following police orders... Illegal ....did I mis anything???
Oh yeah... Guess what .. Weed, it's illegal, get a job to support your family like the rest of us. Your a family member or friend ..perhaps on weed and not thinking clearly!!! Your define him as a good guy? You simpleton!!
Smoke another one!

Anonymous said...

He is a good guy. Cared a lot for his family and his friends. Yeah weed is illegal, so is speeding in your car, drinking and driving, giving kids cigarettes, etc. You are never going to go through your life without breaking the law.

Anonymous said...

If you can't find a job in the area then move where there is work. McDonald's is always hiring

Anonymous said...

We're there to see what happen and what went on?!? Nope didn't think so!! He wasn't made to strip on Main Street his clothes were kept on and he was doing everything asked till I asked him a question and he answered me then the worthless cops started choking him slamming him around yelling and screaming!! The cops caused the disturbance not Von!! Their the assholes that come at us pointing fingers screaming and yelling!! A lot of Illegal shit happen yesterday on the cops part too so don't be so quick to think their so great!! This is his ever run in with the law he has NEVER been in any trouble besides this!! All you hypocritical people talking shit are probably sitting back smoking weed and or selling it!! He's not the only person in this town doing it..only difference is others arnt just selling weed their selling other stuff that can kill you!! He felt with weed and it won't kill you.. The only person he put in harms way is himself cuz he always took the chance of being jumped and robbed!! Y'all are so quick to judge but I guarantee your back yards arnt the cleanest..I've known him for years so I have a right to voice my opinion 99% of what y'all are writing is opinions based on this bullshit the police wrote and guess what in the end your gonna see half this ain't even true!!

Anonymous said...

well if its legal or not its a petty crime but our system will make him do more time then any child abuser or molester which in my mind is sick.

Anonymous said...

711

Everyone breaks the law every day.

If you don't think that is the case, you know little about our system.

Too bad he wasn't a bank. He could have bribed the officers and gone home.

But no... my tax dollars get wasted for this crap. The stuff is harmless compared to alcohol and tobacco.

So much is illegal. But cops have been trained, their entire funding systems build around these stupid arrests. From civil asset forfeiture (something that belongs in communist Russia, not USA) to 'Homeland Security' funds for PD toys, the cops know what they have to do to get their money.

Chase down and hustle the little guy. Look the other way while the big guys commit the REAL crimes.

USA! USA! USA!

Anonymous said...

God put this medicine plant on this earth for a reason..it has helped many people with cancer and glaucoma..selling it today is no different then the "boot-leggers"...the politicians couldn't control it so they legalized it..there are more important crimes out there then some one smoking a joint...at least you can remember what you did the next morning..alcohol does so much more damage then a joint ever thought of doing..think about it..

Anonymous said...

You people that justify illegal activities I wish for a good dose of Karma to be bestowed on you such as a break-in at your home so someone can feed there family, or your child get hooked on crack so someone can feed their family, or maybe your spouse be held for ransom after he didn't mean to he's really a good guy. Come on people how about a little common sense. Laws are there for a reason. Bigger crimes usually start out as little crimes!

Anonymous said...

I see everyone saying its just weed. I agree weed isn't the horrible thing some of these people think it is. but if it was legal wonder what he would have been selling then?? Weed is a gateway drug for the dealers when they see how much money they can make selling the other drugs that are way worse. as far as the economy being bad I call bullshit the plant I work for can't get enough people to work and when they do find someone to hire they work for a little while and quit. there are jobs out there you just have to get off your ass and look they are not going to come find you. Quit being lazy and get a job they are out there.

Anonymous said...

Apparently people on here are a little upset. Could it be that they just lost their dealer? Damn them Police!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone seems so thankful that they no longer have to support 'this loser' on welfare. Well folks here is some shocking news you will STILL be supporting him in jail! Ya know three square meals a day, a place to sleep, and better healthcare than most with health insurance receive! Maybe if weed was legalized we could tax it and use that money to actually stop supporting this man and so many others!

Anonymous said...

GOD put women on this planet too. But that DOES NOT mean that we can use them (from birth age to dead ones) any way we want.

If thoae on here feel some illegal should be legal, haire a lawyer and get it changed.

Anonymous said...

You idiots.. Throwing out the God card to say it's alright to smoke your pot an lay around and get high, so sick of it. God made the "coca plant", I'm sure you think we should legalize cocaine also! You hillbilly's !!! Police officers have a job to do, they are paid cheap wages to put up with the likes of you!
Police officers and troopers are killed everyday...mainly because scum like you, have no respect for the law.
As soon as you said, he was trying to make a quick buck for his family... I knew he was scum. I was raised by a pot head. Everything in life came second...pot was first!
What a life for a child to watch tv,, while adults are so high, they can hardly function.
Don't tell me, it's like drinking a beer...I know better!!!
I've seen it my whole life, makes me sick...with this person in jail..we may have to provide him with three meals... I have no problem with that... Perhaps a few others can now pass drug test and get a job or keep a job...

Anonymous said...

1049

I'm sorry your parents were terrible people.

We'll thank you to not paint everyone with the same brush as your deadbeat parents.

I know terrible drunks. I also know responsible adults that can drink a beer without beating their family and losing their job.

I'll not submit that my liberty and freedom should be restricted by the least common denominator in our society. Because that bar goes pretty low, as your parents showed you so well.

I'll be judged for my actions by God when I die.

Not by you and whatever monsters live in your imagination and all the shadows you see at night.

Anonymous said...

Voters, vote to legalize marijuana. Get rid of the black market for "soft drugs". Get rid of the thousands of scripts for OXYS & Pain Pills, and the cost to insurance/welfare to pay those big pharm corporations for dangerous/deadly/highly-addictive drugs.

Regulate. Educate. And make laws that make sense!

Cops come to take you away.. DONT BE A DBAG. Man-up and deal with it properly. Yeah it's uncomfy to be cuffed and seatbelt buckled in there.. but hey.. get comfortable being uncomfortable. Gonna act a fool, gonna get treated like a problem.

Anonymous said...

To post 9:48, do you know how stupid you sound ? Just because we are defending weed, you hope that karma will get us by people breaking into our houses and holding us for randsome ? Are you f****** kidding me ? People who smoke weed don't go rob people's houses nor do they hold you for randsome. They crack heads and pill poppers will be doing that. Hopefully karma will come back at you and bit you hard for the ridiculous comment. Stupidest shit I've ever heard.

Anonymous said...

11:28 said it perfectly. You only knew what your parent's showed you growing up. That's not everyone's life but your own. So go paint your picture of life some where else. Sorry to say but your parent's were doing something else besides smoking pot. If they can hardly function, yeah that's not a pot head. Sorry to tell you. Also to post 9:21, we heard you the first time, we got it the first time with how many time's you said it was illegal. So why did you have to come back on and say it again ? Are you sure you ain't HIGH and forgot you already posted it ? Do you people forget that the state of Pa is looking into making pot legal ? Or just maybe you were so high you forgot ?

Anonymous said...

This isn't really about any of your comments or what not...but I really gotta laugh because the man that airs all the dirty laundry and business on here along with allowing some of these "ignorant" comments....(ignorant meaning....not educated, look it up)....what happens when his house finally gets raided for all the hard drugs and "bath salts" going in and out of his home...I wonder if he will air that on Solomon's Word or would that lil bit just be left out? Just a little food for thought!

Anonymous said...

I don't get high or drink now but i use to. based on experience i would rather be around ppl high than drunk also, if i had no choice i'd ride with a stoned person way before a drunk one! So yes i'm saying "weed" is safer and i'v never heard of somebody being addicted to it let alone somebody robbing ppl to get money to buy it. i'm not sticking up 4 the guy, he knew it was illegal so take the punishment. but i think the punishment is a bit to much and that is something that should be looked at and reduced. I feel that our police forces should be putting more effort in getting the harder drugs off the streets. to all the comments above well, you all sound like morons fighting back and forth!

Crystal and Travis said...

Von was NEVER on welfare so you all and quit with that Shit. he is a damn good person and a father just because she sell pot does not make him a bad person. We are really good friends with him and hungout with him all the time. oh and by the way, HE DON'T EVEN SMOKE POT! :))

Crystal and Travis said...

Get your facts right before you run your mouth. HE DON'T DO DRUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

for one what is up with everyone putting people down who are "quote on quote on welfare"??? not everyone can afford shit and its called a little extra help...and another thing instead of judging this guy for something so stupid how bout you all just shut the hell up...I bet half of you don't even know who the guy is so why so quick to judge him??? and weed omg its just so freaking bad what you guys going to do when it becomes legal??? wait not a damn thing there are far more worse things in this world than freaking weed....it has not killed anyone...and I bet half of you idiots talking all this crap on him aren't so innocent yourselves I bet half of you have smoked it or still do so before talking your crap and judging people make sure your hands are clean....

Anonymous said...

all of this, that and the other thing is illegal BS makes me sick. not paying taxes was illegal but our founding fathers refused and so America was born. tell me, if they made breathing illegal....would you suffocate yourself just to remain "a good person"? I don't know the guy but pot is hardly suffices as a reason to destroy multiple lives. while these officers were wasting time and money with this case, somewhere a child is being abused, a woman is being raped and someone is cooking meth. think about that!

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap. Resisting arrest? The truth is going to come out on this one. I hope every crooked cop involved fries.

Anonymous said...

Everyone in this town knows the two cops in this story are bigger criminals than anyone. I'd say they're probably half the people commenting on this article as well, except we all know they can't even spell, let alone do their jobs. And guess what super troopers? Your little escapade WAS caught on film. Good luck keeping those shiny badges you scumbag liars.

Anonymous said...

how absolutely true

Anonymous said...

everybody has their own opinion in this case I say he didn't damn good job of protecting his family and providing for his family.don't judge a book by its cover.

Anonymous said...

To post 5:15 on the 29th if you have or know someone who has what happen outside caught on video please bring that to either his girlfriend or someone in her family..we have a lot of evidence proving a lot of what they did was illegal but that video would help us so much!! We have people who seen what they did to him downstairs but video proof would be so much better

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