CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man will spend the next few years in state prison for his part in distributing drugs in the area.
Jordon Jerel Lance, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday during sentencing court to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), criminal use of communication facility, five counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was sentenced by Judge Paul E. Cherry to 18 months to five years in state prison.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker was approached by an officer in Clearfield Borough on Feb. 28.
Lance, who was a passenger in the car, was known by the officer to be on state parole.
When Lance was asked what he was doing that day, Lance said they were going to pick up another individual that police knew to be a methamphetamine user.
The officer was checking Lance and the driver’s information in his vehicle when another officer on the scene saw Lance reach under his seat.
After this, Lance was asked to show his hands and step out of the car, which he did. He was then frisked for weapons, but the officers did not find anything.
Under the seat where Lance was reaching, they found a digital scale and two meth pipes. In the passenger side’s door, they found a drawstring bag containing several stamp bags of pills and one that had a rock of methamphetamine in it.
During an interview with police, Lance was discovered to have $964 in cash in his wallet.
After he agreed the officers could check his cell phone, they found photos of large amounts of meth and messages related to drug sales.
The 11 pills were determined to be buprenorphine, acetaminophen, oxycodone, hydrocodone and alprazolam. The rock of methamphetamine weighed three grams.