Palmerton man was with fugitive
Sgt. Adam Grossman spokesman for state police reported that a 19-year-old from Palmerton and a passenger, a fugitive from justice, were sleeping inside a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of Route 80 near milepost 9.9. The passenger was Stanley Batista who was a wanted person out of two jurisdictions in Pennsylvania. Batista was charged with possession of marijuana and being a fugitive from justice.