Blotter: Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Discovery
The following information has been provided by the Marple Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.
BROOMALL–On Nov. 29 at approximately 7:40 p.m., Marple police observed a Pontiac Grand Prix fail to stop at a stop sign westbound on Harding Avenue at Sproul Road.
Police pulled over the vehicle and it was discovered the driver was driving on a suspended license. While waiting for the tow truck to arrive, police advised the man to take any valuables from the vehicle.
A back-up officer also responded to the scene who observed the man place a padded bag in his pocket. According to the report, the padded bag is often seen used to carrying a pipe used for smoking marijuana.
When the driver exited the vehicle, the back-up officer asked for the pipe in which the man obliged. When the officer asked the driver if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle, the man said “no,” according to the report.
While doing a quick inventory of the vehicle, police located a Tiffany & Co. jewelry box in the center console of the vehicle. Inside the box, police located a small amount of what appeared to be and smelled like marijuana.
When police asked the driver if there was any more marijuana inside the car, the man replied, “in the trunk.” Police located a white plastic container with what appeared to be and smelled like marijuana in the trunk of the car.