New Florence man faces drug, weapons charges
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Heroin, marijuana found in car in Greensburg, driver arrested
- Bridge project forces closing of Route 30 Friday
- Blairsville man killed in single-vehicle crash in Derry Township
- Zimbabwe alleges Murrysville doctor illegally killed lion
- Greensburg native runs unique catering service in California
- Tax fight brews among Southwest Greensburg business owners, landlords
- Work planned for Route 711 in Ligonier
- Motorcyclist injured in Sewickley Township
- Police: Scottdale man had child porn on computer
- Red Onion reunion possibly the last for Hempfield coal mining village
- Kecksburg celebrates its UFO history with annual festival