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Phoenixville Police Make Drug Arrest in Reservoir Park

The alleged incident occurred on December 7.

A Phoenixville man faces drug charges after police say he was busted getting high in Reservoir Park earlier this month.

According to court documents, on December 7 at 7 p.m., a Phoenixville Police officer was on patrol when he passed a green Hyundai sitting in the park. As he approached the vehicle, the officer said it sped passed him at a high rate of speed.

After the officer activated his lights and pulled the car over in the area of Taylor Avenue and St. Mary Street, he witnessed the driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, surreptitiously open his driver side door and wedge something underneath the seat.

When the driver, sitting in a vehicle the officer said smelled strongly of burned marijuana, was asked what he had pushed under the seat, he replied “just a little weed.”

The officer recovered a glass pipe, a grinder, and a green material subsequent lab testing confirmed to be marijuana.

The man was charged with three counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and additional counts of tampering with evidence and disorderly conduct. He has a preliminary hearing date scheduled for January 24.

Rxtxs323 December 31, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Judge michaels will throw that out at the prelim. Down to disorderly.
1 December 31, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Chris, how is deciding not to post the name of a high school kid caught smoking pot a "joke"? You sound bitter that your shop got a bad grade from the health department and the patch reported on it. You were handed the shop from your parents anyway so stop bitching and go to the Mercury site if you don't like the way the news is presented here.
1 December 31, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Bob, how in the heck is a kid smoking a joint hurting the community or making your family less safe? Just because you were/are a nerd who never had a beer or a joint as a kid doesn't mean anyone who does is a menace to society and deserves to have his life ruined by judgmental clowns like you. Thank god you lose every election. I can only imagine what would happen in you were put in charge of the police force.
1 December 31, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Careful, telling the truth here will attract the town cheerleaders who will attack you for not blinding supporting Bridge Street.
Nonya December 31, 2012 at 05:14 PM
To everyone who has complained about the name not being published: Being a suspect does not make a person guilty nor should it make someone open to public ridicule.

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