A Sitka man is facing felony charges for misconduct involving a controlled substance. The Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Tommy R. Svilar, age 19, for delivering and possessing methamphetamine. He was also charged with knowingly possessing a weapon during the commission of an offense.
According to court records, Sitka police served a warrant on Svilar’s residence on September 8th. Upon entering the residence, officers observed a plastic bag in the kitchen sink and discovered white residue in the sink plumbing. Officers also discovered white crystalline powder on a mirror in the living room. Both samples tested positive for amphetamine. For possession, Svilar was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony.
At the grand jury hearing, the State brought additional charges against Svilar. They include knowingly delivering methamphetamine and possessing a gun during the commission of an offense. Both are class B felonies. Svilar remains in custody pending $5,000 bail. His next hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Friday, September 18th.