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Monroe resident facing charges

Published July 02. 2011 09:02AM

Matthew Gallagher, 18, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police on several charges after police observed him and a 17-year-old Bartonsville boy in a vehicle at 12:46 a.m. June 29 at the Oak Street baseball fields in Mount Pocono.

Gallagher is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police said the boys told them they were waiting for girls to meet them. After detecting an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police conducted a search of the vehicle that located dime bags of marijuana, two marijuana smoking devices and other various paraphernalia.

Gallagher was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.The 17-year-old was not charged.

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