Cocaine, meth found on man who was shooting fireworks at neighbor’s house

State police say a Cambria County man with suspected cocaine and methamphetamine was arrested last week after shooting fireworks at a neighbor’s house.

Troopers say they were called to a home along Frankstown Road in Croyle Township Thursday at 3:59 a.m. for reports of a man shooting fireworks toward a home.

Troopers arrived to find 41-year-old Timothy Box, of Sidman, who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance due to him sweating profusely, acting erratically and hallucinating, according to state police.

Troopers say they questioned Box and during the conversation, he reached into his pocket which prompted troopers to try to restrain him.

During the scuffle Box and two troopers fell of the porch they were standing on, but troopers were eventually able to handcuff him, state police say.

They say they found 3.4 grams of suspected cocaine and 6.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine in Box’s pocket.

Troopers say they also found a pocket knife in the same pocket that he had reached into during questioning.

According to state police, investigators spoke with neighbors who said Box had been shooting fireworks toward a nearby home with people inside and they were afraid the fireworks would cause the home to catch fire.

Box has been charged with risking catastrophe, resisting arrest and drug possession and is being held in the Cambria County Prison, officials say.

His bail was set at $40,000 and he has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 6.

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