Man chases suspicious car to gas station; leads to arrests on drug, gun charges
Two men face numerous drug and gun charges after being chased to a Lebanon gas station by a Lancaster County man who says they were up to no good in his driveway. It started before 10pm on Sunday. The tipster told police two men, later identified as Alex T. Gilbert and Jose Enrique Gonzalez, pulled into the driveway of his home. The man came out of his house and fired a warning shot in the air and proceeded to chase Gilbert and Gonzalez north on Route 72, all the way to the Hess Express at 3190 Lebanon Road. Police were called to the scene and searched the 1996 Acura driven by Gonzalez and found 36 grams of bulk heroin with a street value of $20,000, a loaded .22 caliber Beretta handgun, and a loaded SKS rifle with a 20 round magazine. An electronic scale and numerous drug packaging materials were also found in the vehicle.
Alex T. Gilbert, 27, of 217 West James Street, Lancaster, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a designer drug, carrying a firearm without a license, possession with intent to deliver heroin, convicted felon not to own a firearm, and five counts of criminal conspiracy.
Jose Enrique Gonzalez, 22, no permanent address, is charged with driving under suspension, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a designer drug, carrying a firearm without a license, possession with intent to deliver heroin, and five counts of criminal conspiracy.
Both are currently in Lebanon County Prison on $250,000 bail.