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Vehicle stop leads to drug charges

Published April 23. 2013 05:02PM

A vehicle stop by Jim Thorpe police has led to drug charges against a borough resident.

Police said on March 14 about 7:45 p.m. they stopped William D. Hawk Jr., 33, of 214 Summit Drive, in the parking lot of the Jim Thorpe Market, for vehicle code violations.

During the course of the stop police requested a consent search of the vehicle. Hawk then handed officers a cigarette pack which contained a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Hawk consented to the search and found was an additional small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The seized drugs tested positive for marijuana.

Hawk has been charged with misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia; and summary offenses of turning movements and required signals and stop and yield signs.

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