PHILIPSBURG – Two men have been jailed after being found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, reported the state police at Philipsburg.
Charles A. Jones, 20, of State College and Scott E. McCliment, 21, of Morrisdale have been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are currently incarcerated at the Centre County Booking Center pending preliminary arraignment.
State police said that additional charges will be filed at a later date against two other suspects who are allegedly involved with this incident. The suspects, state police said, are a 20-year-old Clearfield man and a 21-year-old Osceola Mills man.
On Tuesday, state police stopped a vehicle traveling from State College toward Philipsburg on U.S. Route 322 at the Cold Stream Uni-Mart. The operator, state police said, had committed several traffic violations. While identifying the occupants, state police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
State police requested the assistance of a K-9 upon speaking with the vehicle’s occupants. The K-9, which is a certified drug detection dog, alerted on the vehicle. After that, state police detained the occupants of the vehicle and requested a search warrant from Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair.
After obtaining a search warrant, state police seized from the vehicle and or its occupants approximately two ounces of marijuana; approximately two pounds of synthetic marijuana; 148 glassine packets containing suspected heroin; and a large amount of drug paraphernalia, including a scale, syringes and marijuana smoking pipes.
On Wednesday, troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation – North Central Strike Force searched a residence at 116 Easterly Parkway, State College. Jones and McCliment resided at the said address, state police said. During the search, troopers located and seized synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.