Dillon Waives Hearing in Drug Case

CLEARFIELD – A Philipsburg woman is facing criminal charges after being caught with drugs and paraphernalia.

Mary H. Dillon, 26, has been charged by Trooper Nicholas G. Wissinger of the Clearfield-based state police with felony counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, plus 13 misdemeanor counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dillon waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail.

The charges stem from an investigation June 23 into two suspicious vehicles that were located in the parking lot near the intersection of Jury Street and Walker Road in Bradford Township, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling.

On-scene Wissinger approached Dillon, the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, and detected a “strong odor of fresh green marijuana.”  When questioned about the odor, she didn’t respond but did stare down at a backpack on the floor in front of the passenger’s seat.

A probable cause search was subsequently conducted on Dillon’s vehicle. Wissinger opened the passenger’s side door and located in plain view an orange glass jar, which reportedly emitted the odor of marijuana. In the door’s pocket, he located a glass marijuana smoking pipe.

Wissinger allegedly located a light blue zipper bag; a black, plastic Ziplock bag containing cotton; a silver, metal grinder; a round, gold metal case; a round, black zipper case; four small, glass vials; a cotton swab; metal scissors; marijuana smoking pipes; a clear, glass smoking pipe; a red, metal marijuana grinder; a small, blue zipper case; a glass vial containing marijuana; and a multi-colored, rubber case containing crystal methamphetamine.

Wissinger also located 21 individually-packaged bags of marijuana under the passenger’s side seat. Each was labeled with its brand, according to the affidavit. Wissinger said he questioned Dillon about the marijuana, but she remained silent.

 

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