Hearing Date Approaching for Area Man Busted With Marijuana, Meth, Acid Following DUI Crash

BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing has been scheduled a man who was caught in possession of multiple controlled substances and drug paraphernalia following a DUI crash in Bell Township.

Court documents indicate 31-year-old Troy Edward Reiter, of Stump Creek, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 2:00 p.m. on September 22.

He faces the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
– Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance – Impaired Ability – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Disregard Traffic Lane (Single), Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary

The charges stem from a DUI crash that occurred in Bell Township in early August.

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:10 p.m. on August 1, Punxsutawney-based State Police were dispatched to a location Close Rossiter Road in Bell Township, Jefferson County, for a report of a motor vehicle that had crashed into a guide rail.

The complaint notes the driver of the vehicle was identified as Troy Edward Reiter.

According to the complaint, at the scene, police noted a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Reiter gave his permission to search the vehicle, and police found a black backpack that Reiter said belonged to him. Inside the backpack, police found several bags of suspected marijuana.

Reiter was then placed into custody.

The complaint states standardized field sobriety testing and an evaluation performed by a Drug Recognition Expert following his arrest determined Reiter was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was then taken for a legal blood draw.

According to the complaint, a complete search of the backpack found $619.00 in assorted cash, five sandwich baggies of marijuana, a marijuana blunt, a glass tub containing suspected methamphetamine, suspected “acid” wrapped in foil, suspected marijuana wax, numerous THC cartridges, rolling papers, multiple lighters, multiple small ziplock baggies, multiple glass smoking pipes, and numerous other forms of drug paraphernalia.

The charges were filed against Reiter through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on August 1.

He was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $30,000.00 monetary bail.

He was released on August 6 on a surety bond posted by a professional bondsman.

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