Jacob Bynon, 28, of 305 East Patterson St., Lansford, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited offensive weapons.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, at 12:30 a.m. March 7, Officer Jeremy P. Talanca was on patrol near Second and Ridge streets and noticed Bynon approaching a car parked on Second Street. Bynon saw the officer and quickly changed direction and began walking away. The officer asked Bynon what he was doing in the area at such a late hour, and Bynon said he was going to see his sister, but couldn't remember exactly where she lived.
The officer asked Bynon for indentification, and discovered he was wanted on a bench warrant by the Carbon County sheriff's department.
The officer patted Bynon down for weapons and found a medium-sized pocket knife in his right front pocket, a set of brass knuckles in his rear right pocket and two unused needles in his inside left coat pocket.
Bynon admitted to having a heroin addiction before he was handcuffed and placed in the rear of the patrol car. The officer took Bynon to the Coaldale police station, where he was picked up by the sheriff's department.