Pill bot­tle trig­gers search, charges

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

A bor­ough man faces drug charges fol­low­ing a Nov. 13 in­ci­dent, police said.

Richard Beers, 47, was a pas­sen­ger in a ve­hi­cle that Wes Brown was al­legedly driv­ing er­rat­i­cally on Route 209 be­tween Nesque­hon­ing and Lans­ford. Brown, 46, of Catasauqua, faces sim­i­lar charges, police said.

Police spot­ted the ve­hi­cle parked to the side of the road and spoke to the men. Of­fi­cers no­ticed a pill bot­tle and searched the ve­hi­cle.

Ac­cord­ing to police, of­fi­cers found heroin, methadone pills, metham­phetamine, co­caine and clon­azepam pills in­side the car. Police also found a pipe used for smok­ing metham­phetamine, pack­ing ma­te­rial and dig­i­tal scales.

Beers and Brown al­legedly ad­mit­ted they were on their way to de­liver the drugs.

Beers was ar­raigned be­fore Mag­is­te­rial District Judge Casimir Kosci­olek, Lans­ford, on charges of crim­i­nal con­spir­acy; pos­ses­sion with in­tent to de­liver; un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. Brown was ar­raigned on the same charges plus care­less driv­ing. Both men were freed on $20,000 unse­cured bail.

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