Shawn Mcavoy found with 54 packets of heroin in pockets, police say

Posted: 7:39 AM EST Nov 29, 2013

One Easton man spent most of Thanksgiving Day in jail on drug charges.

Police said they responded to a call of a domestic dispute in the 500 block of Valley Street around 12:05 a.m. Thursday.

They found 19-year-old Shawn Mcavoy about two blocks away, and his family told police he had ingested PCP.

Mcavoy told police he was followed by a group of people who were trying to hurt him.  Officers didn't see anyone else in the area, noting that Mcavoy was hallucinating.

Before putting Mcavoy in an ambulance, police searched him for a weapon, and found 54 packets of heroin in his pockets.

Police arrested Mcavoy before sending him to the hospital for evaluation.

After being released from the hospital, he was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.