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Fayette County man accused of receiving stolen property, multiple drug offenses

| Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Fayette County man was charged with receiving stolen property and numerous drug offenses following a state police search of his German Township residence last month.

David Sumpter, 34, of Shimko Hollow Road was charged on April 9, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Randy Abraham.

Police who were investigating a report of a domestic incident at Sumpter's home on that date noticed a controlled substance without a valid prescription, drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin in plain view.

According to Trooper Christina Marth, the items were spotted in a detached garage and were seized.

District Judge Michael Metros issued a search warrant for the main house, garage, three storage buildings, a shed, a trailer and vehicles on the property.

Troopers who arrived to serve the search warrant found Sumpter lying on a couch in the garage.

The search turned up $9,553, three handguns — one had been reported stolen in 2012 — about 3 pounds of marijuana, a scale, a pipe, plastic bags and gloves, and six Oxycodone pills.

A box used to ship the marijuana bore a shipping label with Sumpter's name and address, police said.

A stolen ATV was found on the property, police reported.

Charges against Sumpter include one felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession and four counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Free on $20,000 bond, Sumpter faces a preliminary hearing before Abraham on Tuesday.

Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com.

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