Jul 30, 2014

Street Race Leads to Drug Bust

A car stopped for racing on Ridge Pike contained illegal drugs.

Street Race Leads to Drug Bust

Limerick Township police found a little more than they expected when they pulled over a beige Chevrolet Cavalier on Ridge Pike a couple of weeks ago. 

Corporal Fitz Duffy was on Ridge Pike when he spotted two cars that appeared to be racing up West Ridge Pike at Sunset Road. Duffy pulled over both, and when he approached the Cavalier, he reported, there was a strong odor of marijuana. 

The driver, 18-year-old Darian Leigh Holland, allegedly had three baggies of marijuana of different weights in her car, as well as cigar tubes (which are often used to roll marijuana for smoking, according to the report) and a lock box. 

Police also reportedly observed green flakes consistent with marijuana leaves in multiple places in the car.

Holland refused to allow police to search the lock box unless a warrant was obtained. Police did so, and reported that they found a small scale and four more bags of marijuana. 

According to the report, possession of those items can indicate that the suspect is selling the drugs. 

Holland was charged with possessing a controlled substance. 

Holland was also charged with possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor beause police discovered a bottle of wine in the car. Neither Holland nor her passenger had alcohol in their systems at the time of Holland's arrest.

Holland was arraigned and released on her own recognizance pending a hearing. 

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