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Vehicle stop leads to drug charges

Published June 20. 2012 05:02PM

A vehicle stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police led to the arrest of a passenger on drug counts.

Police said about 12:37 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, a patrol unit was behind at Ford Mustang traveling along SR196 in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township, when officers observed the passenger discard three handfuls of white paper napkins onto the road. A traffic stop was made.

The driver was identified as Anthony Sanchez, 18, and his passenger, Brandon Morales, 18, both of Tobyhanna.

Police said while speaking with the two officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A further investigation revealed that Morales had in his possession a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was cited for those two offenses.

Sanchez was cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, police added.

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