Wanted person found w/ gun, drugs while transporting children

Shamokin Dam Police


SHAMOKIN DAM – A man with an arrest warrant from Virginia is now in Snyder County jail after being found with a loaded gun and drugs, all with children inside his vehicle. Shamokin Dam police say they arrested 28-year-old Robert Perez-Irizarry.


Officers say they found a loaded handgun, a drug syringe and a wax bag commonly used to package heroin. Six bags of heroin were found as well. Perez-Irizarry was also found to have an arrest warrant out of Virginia prohibiting him from possessing a firearm. He was also operating the vehicle on a suspended license and a vehicle registration violation.


Perez-Irizarry was taken into custody, and two children and a female passenger exited the vehicle. The children were under the age of eight-years-old and did not have child safety seats. He now faces several charges and is in Snyder County Prison in lieu of $50,000.

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