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These firearms and drugs were confiscated by police and probation officers Friday afternoon.Two men are expected to be arraigned today on drug and weapons charges.

SHAMOKIN — Five firearms, including two that were stolen, marijuana, fentanyl and drug paraphernalia were confiscated by police and adult probation officers Friday afternoon at a home in the Raspberry Hill Housing Complex in lower Northumberland County.

Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II reported charges are pending against Jahmir Dwight Smith, 24, of 32 Raspberry Hill, and his 22-year-old brother, Zafier Nahemiah Smith, of 4109 E. Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, in connection with the discovery of a .22-caliber loaded handgun, .22-caliber loaded snub-nose revolver, .380-caliber loaded semi-automatic containing two magazines, .357-caliber loaded Magnum revolver, an SKS-AK 47 containing a round of ammunition in the magazine, an assortment of bullets, shell casings, a multi-colored pipe with marijuana residue, a digital scale and white capsules containing white powder that tested positive for fentanyl at Jahmir Smith’s residence.

The Smith brothers were taken into custody by police and probation officers without incident at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. They were transported by Siko and probation officer Matt Narcavage to Northumberland County Jail, where they are being detained on probation violations.

Siko said Jahmir and Zafier Smith will be charged with a felony of receiving stolen property and misdemeanors of possessing fentanyl, possessing a small amount of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia. Zafier Smith also faces a felony of possessing a firearm while being a felon.

The Smith brothers are scheduled to be arraigned today.

Siko said police were called at 2:17 p.m. Friday to assist adult probation officers who were completing a home visit on Jahmir Smith, who had been transferred into Northumberland County from an out-of-county probation department.

Siko said Zafier Smith was on probation in Montgomery County.

Also present during the visit were Jahmir Smith’s girlfriend, Joyla Ellison, and their two small children.

Police had responded several times in the last three weeks for shots fired in a wooded area adjacent to the Raspberry Hill Complex, with the most recent incident occurring Thursday afternoon.

After a report of the shots being fired Thursday, police reported two black males were encountered on foot near the housing complex and fled from officers after being warned to stop.

Siko said some of the shell casings from shots that were fired matched the calibers of the guns discovered at 32 Raspberry Hill.

The patrolman said the Smith brothers denied firing any shots during interviews at the police station.

Siko said the .380-caliber handgun is registered to Cheyanne Shade while the .22-caliber revolver is registered to Samuel Nolter. The officer said Nolter’s .22-caliber revolver and the .22-caliber snub-nose revolver were reported stolen.

Siko commended adult probation officers for the discovery of the guns and drugs and praised them for their dedication and professionalism in assisting police on a daily basis.

“We work very well with Northumberland County probation and parole officers,” said Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III. “They were a huge asset in this case and enabled us to get five guns off the street. I want to thank them for their assistance. This type of cooperation between our two agencies has resulted in multiple major arrests over the years.”

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