ExploreJefferson: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest; Teen Faces Felony Drug Charge

SANDY TOWNSHIP – State police at DuBois say early this morning a DuBois teen was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on state Route 219 near the Exit 97 off-ramp in Sandy Township, Clearfield County.

According to state police, around 1:46 a.m., a suspect vehicle was stopped on SR 219 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the odor or marijuana was allegedly detected on 18-year-old Michael Blair Richtarsic of DuBois, state police say.

According to state police, upon searching Richtarsic’s multi-colored backpack, the following items were allegedly discovered:

  • approximately three pounds of marijuana
  • an ounce of hash oil
  • numerous marijuana pipes
  • digital scales
  • prescription medication
  • brass knuckles
  • $649 in U.S. currency

State police say Richtarsic was placed in the Clearfield County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
  • Prohibited Offensive Weapons, Misdemeanor

No other information was provided.

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