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HAZLETON – Two men were arraigned Monday by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on firearm and drug offense charges.

Alejandro Concepcion, 40, of Hazleton, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ander Antonio Lopez, 31m of West Diamond Avenue, Hazleton, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, terroristic threats and harassment.

They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail each.

Police allege Lopez, armed with a handgun, stood on a porch of a house on North Wyoming Street and threatened a man inside at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday.

Police later spotted Lopez and Concepcion walking away on North Wyoming Street.

A loaded .22-caliber handgun and a bag containing suspected heroin were found inside Concepcion’s pocket after Lopez gave him the firearm, according to the criminal complaints.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Oct. 12 before District Judge Joseph Zola in Hazleton.

HAZLE TWP. – State police at Hazleton arrested Joseph Anthony Zeck, 47, of Hazle Township, on evidence of drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle into two parked vehicles on state Route 940 just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

State police said Zeck displayed signs of intoxication and was transported for a breath test.

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