City woman arrested with drugs and a gun

A 42-year-old city woman was locked up on drug and weapons charges after she struck another woman in the forehead with a handgun, city police alleged in an affidavit.

“I brought my 9 mm so something better pop off,” Rosie Travers said as she pulled out the gun and struck Jacqueline Hammond with it after pushing the victim and knocking her to the floor inside 931 Park Ave. about 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Hammond, momentarily knocked out, found herself on the front porch when she came to, police said. A friend took her to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and later discharged.

As part of their investigation into the assault, police went to Travers’ home at 1409 St. James Place the next day with a search warrant, looking for the handgun. As a convicted drug dealer, Travers is prohibited from having firearms, police said.

Not only did they find a gun they believe might have been used in the assault, but officers also discovered inside the house more than 30 bags of cocaine as well several bags of marijuana, Agent Trent Peacock said in the affidavit. The gun was found in the basement while the drugs were located in an upstairs bedroom, Peacock added.

Travers was arraigned late Wednesday night before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering, possession of an instrument of crime, convicted felon not to possess a firearm, possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and related offenses.

She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.