Dunlap Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

CLEARFIELD – A man who was scheduled to stand trial on firearms and drug charges pleaded guilty Friday morning in Clearfield County Court.

Harry Eugene Dunlap, 63, of Mahaffey pleaded guilty to intentional possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced by Clearfield County President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to five months to one year less one day in jail.

Dunlap had been charged with possession of firearm with manufacturer number altered, etc., possession of firearm prohibited and two counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Jan. 27 state parole officers were conducting a routine search for alleged violations at Dunlap’s residence. During the search, parole officers found suspected drug paraphernalia and other controlled substances in a powder form.

A state parole officer also found a pistol in a cabinet above the refrigerator in the kitchen. It was loaded with a round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine, which was inserted into the pistol. The serial number on the pistol was obliterated and appeared to have been drilled out, the affidavit states.

After state parole officers found the items, state police at Clearfield responded to the scene. A search of Dunlap’s residence and property turned up several Vicodin pills and two, small packets of suspected methamphetamine.

Dunlap was arrested for corrupt organizations on Oct. 24, 1989. He was found guilty and sentenced to nine to 20 years in a state correctional facility, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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