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Mayport Man Busted for Meth Following Traffic Stop

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

meth-newJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A traffic stop in Jefferson County led to the arrest of a Mayport man for possession of a large amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 47-year-old Sean Carl Shetler, of Mayport, in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock office.

The charges stem from a traffic violation committed by Sean Shetler around 5:30 p.m. on July 14, on North Findley Street, in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper Suprano, of PSP Punxsutawney, Shetler made a left-hand turn from Findley Street to Clark Avenue, failing to use the appropriate turning signal.

Trooper Suprano initiated a traffic stop on Shetler’s vehicle, and Shetler admitted to “consuming alcohol earlier in the day,” according to the complaint.

In addition, Trooper Suprano could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and a large amount of methamphetamine (approximately 70 grams), a small amount of marijuana (approximately 1.6 grams), and a large quantity of paraphernalia consistent with controlled substances were discovered.

Shetler was arrested on July 14 and arraigned on the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Deliver/Intent To Deliver Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
– Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance – Impaired Ability – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Driving While BAC .02 or Greater While License Suspended, Summary
– Oper Veh W/O Req’d Financ Responsibility, Summary
– Turning Movements And Required Signals, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary
– Fail to use safety belt – driver and front seat occupant, Summary

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail (10%), he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on August 20 with Judge Mizerock presiding.

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