A number of defendants appeared before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, this week for preliminary hearings on drug related charges. All waived their rights to the hearings and will now face trial in Schuylkill County court.

Carla R. Theisen, 45, of 238 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, will face trial on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional possession related charges were dropped by the arresting officer, Tamaqua Patrolman Pete Sandor. The charges stem from an Oct. 15, 2009, incident.

Thiesen was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Aaron L. Macker, 27, of 238 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, was also charged by Patrolman Sandor as a result of the Oct. 15 incident. He will face trial on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Additional charges were withdrawn.

Macker was also released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

David Allen Smith, 51, of 34 Ball Diamond Rd., Barnesville, will face trial on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper display of a license plate and failure to carry his license. he was charged by Rush Township Patrolman Jonathan McHugh following a Feb. 14 incident.

He was released on his recognizance.

Graham Clifford Hahn, 44, a former inmate at SCI Houtzdale, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen proerty and criminal mischief by State Trooper James Cuttitta. Burglary and criminal trespassing charges were withdrawn. The charges stem from a Nov. 21, 2005, break in at the McKinley Carpet Store.

Hahn was incarcerated in SCI Frackville when he was unable to past the required $50,000 straight bail.

Charges against Merle D. Glaspie Jr. of Tamaqua and Justin Brobst of New Ringgold were withdrawn by their respective arresting officers.