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Summit Hill man faces drug charges

Published December 03. 2010 05:00PM

Jeremy Schmick, 24, of 128 W. Hazard St., Apt. 208, Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident which took place Nov. 13 on the 200 block of E. Water St. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Lansford Police Officer Robert Shubeck.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Shubeck was responding to a reported attempted break-in in the 200 block of East Water Street, next to Route 902 (the Summit Hill/Lansford Hill), with the actor fleeing into the woods. Upon arrival, he saw a male walking on the Route 902 hill, wearing clothing that fit the description of the actor, and decided to drive past him to visually identify him. Shubeck then went to the crime scene for more information.

He asked Summit Hill Police Officer Lori Lienhard to respond to the Route 902 hill to pick up the individual, since he may have been involved in the attempted break-in that had just occurred in the area.

When Lienhard brought the man to the Water Street scene, she told Shubeck she had asked the man his name and what he was doing in the area, and that he had told her he "only had marijuana" on him instead of answering her question. He seemed very nervous. He was identified as Schmick.

Schmick was not involved in the break-in, as determined by the witness, but was arrested for the pipe containing marijuana that was in his pocket.

Schmick was taken to the police station where he waived his Miranda rights and gave a written statement indicating that he voluntarily told police, without being asked, that he had the pipe containing marijuana in his pocket.

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