Man Caught in Punxsy With Large Amount of Prescription Pills Waives Hearing

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A man who was reportedly caught with a large number of prescription pills in Punxsutawney waived his hearing in court on Tuesday.

Court documents the following charges against 23-year-old Seth Allen Kerr, of Huntingdon, Pa., were waived for court on Tuesday, September 21:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (five counts)
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor (five counts)
– Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor (five counts)
– DUI: Controlled Substance – Impaired Ability – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Fail To Keep Right, Summary
– Disregard Traffic Lane (Single), Summary

The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

Kerr remains free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from discoveries made during a traffic stop in Punxsutawney Borough in July.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:37 a.m. on July 12, Punxsutawney Borough Police observed a Ford sedan traveling north on State Route 119 and swerving in and out of the traffic lane, crossing both the white and yellow line.

Police then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The complaint states the vehicle continued north on State Route 119 for a time, and after multiple places it could have safely stopped, finally did so in the middle of the northbound lane.

Police then asked the driver, later identified as Seth Allen Kerr, for his license, registration, and proof of insurance. He was reportedly unable to produce any of the required documents.

The complaint notes police observed his insurance card on the passenger seat and were able to ascertain his identity from it. Police also observed a small plastic baggie with a partially crushed green pill and a multitude of other pills, later identified as Xanax, on the passenger seat, as well as a variety of loose money scattered through the vehicle. There were also other baggies and paraphernalia reportedly in plan view indicating the distribution of narcotics.

When Kerr was asked to step from the vehicle, police also observed that he seemed to have impaired balance.

According to the complaint, when asked to perform field sobriety testing, Kerr replied: “I already know I am (expletive) up.” He was then placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

Police later determined Kerr was under the supervision of Pennsylvania Probation and Parole and contacted an agent to speak with him.

Kerr asked the agent to retrieve a shirt from the vehicle for him and was informed the agent would be searching the vehicle since he was on parole. Kerr reportedly told the agent she would find “more pills” and “the same as was already found,” according to the complaint.

The parole agent then searched the vehicle and found a notable amount of pills as well as baggies and “thank you” stickers for the baggies, and $243.00 in cash, the complaint notes.

According to the complaint, the sums of money and packaging indicate Kerr was in possession of the pills with intent to deliver and consume them.

The charges were filed against Kerr through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on July 13.

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