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Callensburg Man Busted on Meth, Heroin Charges
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT) – A Callensburg man has been charged with the possession of items for making methamphetamine and related drug offenses after a traffic stop early Monday morning in Licking Township, Clarion County.
According to a criminal complaint, at 12:19 a.m., on Monday, May 15, Trooper Allison, of the Clarion-based State Police, was on stationary patrol on State Route 58, near Zacherl Drive, when he witnessed a dark blue Chrysler Sedan traveling west at 57 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone.
Upon approach to the vehicle, Trooper Allison said that he saw in plain view a white Walmart bag containing what appeared to be a box of cold compresses between the right front passenger’s front legs. He also witnessed what appeared to be other recently purchased items from Walmart. He then asked the passenger – 54-year-old Joseph Brian Terwilliger, of Callensburg – to step out of the car. During a safety patdown, Trooper Allison felt what appeared to be a pocket knife in Terwilliger’s right front pocket. He reached in to retrieve the pocket knife and retrieved a cut red plastic straw. Trooper Allison then asked the known driver of the car if he could search the vehicle, and the driver replied, “yes,” the complaint states.
A Walmart bag from the right front seat was retrieved. It contained Equate Cold Compress, Allergy & Congestion Relief D, and a pack of AA Energizer Lithium batteries. These items are commonly used for the manufacturing of methamphetamlne, the complaint indicates.
Trooper Allison then placed Joseph Terwilliger under arrest. Upon a search of Terwilliger, Trooper Allison discovered a blue plastic container in his wallet that was a stamp bag of heroin and two additional cut plastic straws, the complaint continues.
Terwilliger was arraigned at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, in front of District Judge Jeffrey Miller on the following charges:
- Possession of Red Phosporous with the Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
- Intentional Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
- Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.
Terwilliger is currently free after a professional bondsman posted his bail on Tuesday, May 16.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, with Judge Miller presiding.
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