Thursday, April 14, 2016

Man Facing Drug Charges After Meth Found During Traffic Stop

A Port Carbon man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop.

On Monday, April 11, 2016 at approximately 7:35 pm, the Orwigsburg Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding in the 800 block of W. Market Street in the borough.

An investigation at the scene revealed that not only was the driver of the vehicle operating on a suspended license, but the passenger Zackary Freeze, 29, of Port Carbon, had a warrant out of Schuylkill County adult probation.

Freeze was found to be in possession of methamphetamine packaged for sale as well as additional drug packaging material.

Freeze was initially incarcerated on a detainer placed upon him by adult probation and was later arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James Ferrier on charges relating to possession with intent to deliver, possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

Freeze was unable to post $10,000 straight cash bail. A preliminary hearing was tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016 at 9:00am.