LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster man convicted in January on felony drug charges has been newly convicted of illegal gun possession.
David Lausell’s new conviction stems from a June 2016 investigation that led investigators to finding a Ruger .357 and Glock 9-mm pistols in the trunk of Lausell’s car.
Tuesday, a jury found David Lausell guilty of two felony counts of persons not to possess firearms.
Among the evidence Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick presented in court was a Facebook post that Lausell made depicting himself with keys to the car and a caption, “I got to watch my back, I’m not just anybody.”
Cusick argued Lausell had the guns to protect his heroin operation.
Lausell’s January conviction was on felony drug-dealing counts regarding the seizure an estimated $174,000 in heroin.
He has a third set of charges remaining regarding felony counts of possessing firearms without a license.
Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth will order a sentence in the most recent trial.