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New Florence man faces drug, weapons charges

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Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
 

A New Florence man was arraigned Thursday on drug and weapons charges after police said they discovered a loaded weapon and evidence of suspected methamphetamine manufacturing in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop.

Christopher Charles Adams, 28, was jailed in lieu of posting $75,000 bond after his arraignment on charges of manufacturing drugs, possessing drug paraphernalia, having a prohibited offensive weapon and carrying a firearm without a license.

St. Clair Township police stopped Adams' vehicle about 10:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 56, two miles east of Route 711, for speeding, state police at Greensburg said. As officers approached Adams' vehicle, they spotted a shotgun, which turned out to be loaded, near him, authorities said.

Police saw meth-manufacturing items on the back seat. The state police Clandestine Lab Team was called and during a further search recovered numerous items used to make the drug, troopers said.

A handgun, numerous boxes of ammunition and drug paraphernalia also were found by authorities.

Adams faces a preliminary hearing Friday before Ligonier District Judge Denise S. Thiel.

 

 
 


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