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Rimersburg Man Wanted for Parole Violation Found in Possession of Meth, Marijuana

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

police-new-colorfulPORTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Rimersburg man wanted for a parole violation in Butler County is now facing additional charges in Clarion County after he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine and marijuana.

According to police, 39-year-old John Smeltzer was taken into custody around 11:32 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, along Stewart Road in Porter Township, Clarion County.

Police say Smeltzer was wanted for a parole violation in Butler County in relation to charges for manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

At the time of his arrest, Smeltzer was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine and medical marijuana, according to police.

He was lodged in the Clarion County Jail to await extradition to Butler County.

Police say additional charges, including possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of medical marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, will be filed against Smeltzer in Clarion County.

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