DUBOIS – Drug charges have been filed against a 34-year-old DuBois man, Robert Allen Selfridge, announced Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. today.
On Monday, Sergeant Kris Kruzelak of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Selfridge. He charged Selfridge with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, F, two counts; persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, F2; firearms not to be carried without a license, F3; possession of a controlled substance, M, four counts; possession of a small amount of marijuana, M; and possession of drug paraphernalia, M.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Feb. 19, police responded to the Homewood Suites on Industrial Drive, DuBois, for an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival police were informed that the hotel’s fire alarm had been activated and smoke was detected in Room 235.
Police were also advised that when hotel staff entered the room, they smelled burnt marijuana. Hotel staff stated that several occupants fled the room, except for one male, who was placing unknown items into two duffel bags.
Police were advised by hotel staff that the male left the room and placed the bags into a car. He then returned to the hotel to pay for the room for an additional night. Hotel staff stated that the male proceeded down the hall to the restroom at the same time police arrived at the scene.
Police made contact with male, identified as Selfridge, and he was taken into custody. Hotel staff directed police to the car that Selfridge had placed the bags in and observed a knitted bag filled with several plastic bags.
Police also allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana at the car. Upon obtaining and executing a search warrant, police allegedly located three handguns, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, buprenorphine hydrochloride, prescription pills, various items of drug paraphernalia, a large amount of U.S. currency and a wallet containing Selfridge’s Pennsylvania photo identification.
Shaw stated that on Feb. 20, Selfridge was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James L. Hawkins, whom set bail at $2 million. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, he stated.
Shaw was very pleased with the quick response of the Sandy Township Police Department. That, he stated, resulted in Selfridge’s apprehension and the seizure of the firearms and controlled substances.
He also noted that there are multiple drug investigations ongoing throughout Clearfield County, and every effort is being made to identify and prosecute drug dealers in the community.
Shaw further emphasized that Clearfield County is a not a safe haven for drug dealers. “Those who are dealing drugs in this community will be prosecuted,” he stated.
Anyone with knowledge of a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”