Saturday, November 18, 2017

Man Facing Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

An Orwigsburg man is facing drug charges after being found with over $14,000 worth of drugs during a traffic stop.

According to the Pennsylvania State police, on Thursday, Police initiated a traffic stop on Paul Chicor, 35, of Orwigsburg, in Wayne Township near Pine Grove and determined they had probable cause to search the vehicle.

The search was performed by members of the state police Vice/Narcotics Unit from Troop L headquarters, Reading, and the Schuylkill County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force.

Police say the search lead to the finding of quantities of heroin in excess of 25 grams with an estimated street value in excess of $14,000.

Also found were quantities of crack cocaine with a street value in excess of $500, a small quantity of methamphetamine and a small quantity of marijuana.

In addition, police said they found large quantities of unused drug packaging materials, $1,614 in cash and a loaded .44-magnum revolver.

Chicora was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-heroin, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-cocaine, possession of a controlled substance-heroin, possession of a controlled substance - cocaine, possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Chicora was arraigned by on call Magisterial District Judge David Rossi, Tremont, who set bail at $30,000 straight cash and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison.

Police said Chicora will now have to answer to the charges at a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James R. Ferrier.

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