Via the Pottsville Republican:
MINERSVILLE - Borough police are looking for a man who called them and told them he sold drugs to an informant in a bar.
Minersville police filed charges Wednesday in district court against Robert J. Fitzpatrick, 49, whose last known address was 1362 W. Main St., Valley View. The charges, one count each of felony delivery of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, were filed with Magisterial District Judge David A. Plachko, Port Carbon, and a warrant was issued for the man's arrest.
According to police, about 12:45 a.m. Nov. 20, Fitzpatrick contacted them from 21 Sunbury St., and reported that he sold prescription pills to a confidential informant in Miners Tavern.
Fitzpatrick said that about 12:10 a.m., he approached the informant and handed him eight round blue pills that police said were preliminarily identified as Clonazepam.
After getting the pills, police said the informant handed $20 to Fitzpatrick and the man walked away.
Police said officers went to the business and spoke to the informant who said he bought the pills from Fitzpatrick to help with sleep problems.
The informant gave the officers the eight pills.
Fitzpatrick told officers he sold the pills inside the bar and that they were prescribed to him by a physician, police said.
Also during the interview, police said Fitzpatrick said that he is a former police officer and that he was reporting the sale because he did not think the informant should be buying drugs and using them.
Just another fine citizen looking out for another citizen.