Following a number of site visitors stops and data from a confidential supply, police arrested a Tyrone man on drug and firearm prices, court docket paperwork said.
Richard A. Ewing, 42, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Choose Matthew Dunio after Logan Township police found suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (often known as ecstasy), drug paraphernalia, money and a firearm in a motel room Ewing was occupying, in keeping with Blair County court docket paperwork.
On Wednesday, police had been observing the Econo Lodge, 2906 Nice Valley Blvd., due to info they acquired about potential drug exercise within the space, Logan Township Police Division reported.
In the course of the stakeout, police stopped a automobile leaving the motel with a suspended registration.
Whereas interviewing the motive force, Valerie Sprankle, police had been knowledgeable Sprankle’s automobile was not insured, and an officer famous Sprankle exhibited a number of behaviors per concealing drug exercise, police reported.
Police additionally noticed cotton swabs in Sprankle’s automobile, which are sometimes discovered with individuals who use intravenous medicine, and a hypodermic needle laying in a ditch close to the automobile, court docket paperwork said.
Sprankle allegedly informed police she was selecting up garments from her buddy, Arica Robenolt, on the resort, police reported.
A confidential informant informed police Robenolt was promoting medicine from the motel room, court docket paperwork said.
Primarily based on the knowledge gained in the course of the site visitors cease and the shortage of correct automobile registration, police impounded Sprankle’s automobile and requested a search warrant for the automobile, in keeping with a legal criticism.
Contained in the automobile, they found empty plastic luggage with suspected meth residue and one gram of meth in a separate plastic bag, police reported.
After confirming which room on the Econo Lodge was underneath Robenolt’s identify, police once more noticed the motel and stopped a automobile leaving the property, due to a automobile suspension logged to the registered automobile proprietor, court docket paperwork said.
Robenolt, Ewing and Sprankle had been within the automobile, and the motive force didn’t consent to a search, so a Ok-9 unit was known as to circle the automobile, police reported.
Whereas police seen a black backpack within the automobile, Logan Township police Ok-9 Ciro didn’t alert officers to any medicine within the automobile, so Ewing, Robenolt and Sprankle had been allowed to depart, court docket paperwork said.
Later, Robenolt and Ewing had been noticed returning to the resort room with the black backpack in tow, police reported.
After compiling extra search warrants, police found a big quantity of managed substances within the black backpack with Robenolt and Ewing within the motel room, a firearm in one other backpack, money and paraphernalia, in keeping with a legal criticism.
Previous to executing a search warrant, Robenolt allegedly approached an officer and mentioned Ewing requested her to take prices for the firearm and medicines, as a result of he had too many prices already, court docket paperwork said.
No prices have been filed in opposition to Robenolt or Sprankle.
Ewing was unable to submit his $50,000 money bail and is jailed at Blair County Jail with a preliminary listening to scheduled on Jan. 14 with Dunio.
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