Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following drug arrests made by officers.
On April 7 about 2:13 a.m. officers made a vehicle stop along SR940 at SR423 in Tobyhanna Township, for no license plate on the vehicle. Upon speaking with the driver and passengers officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
A consent search was obtained and passenger Sherwin Wilson, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., stated he borrowed the car from a car dealer for the weekend with no plates and no registration on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Cherise Marshall, 25, also of Brooklyn.
Marshall was cited for speeding and no registration plate. Drugs were found in the vehicle and Wilson was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The car was also impounded.
On April 16 about 2:25 a.m. police stopped a vehicle for speeding along SR115 in Tobyhanna Township. The vehicle also had the plate light out.
While speaking with the driver and occupants officers smelled the odor of marijuana. A consent search was obtained and Mervin Maxwell III, 21, of Jamaica, N.Y., was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, April 20, about 2:15 a.m. police executed a arrest warrant at 1788 Rolling Hills Drive, in A Pocono Country Place, Tobyhanna, looking for Melissa Dawson, 22, of that address. She was found hiding under a bed and taken into custody.
Dawson is facing charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment in connection with an incident that occurred in April 5, where at the above stated address, she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, Joseph Virgona.
While searching for Dawson, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were observed in plain view. These items were seized. Robert Dawson, 50, of that address, indicated the drugs belonged to him.
He will be charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police added.