Traffic Stop Yielded 15 Bags of Marijuana, Police Say
Hellertown police say 19-year-old Joseph William Shupp, of Bethlehem, and two other men were arrested following the Aug. 29 traffic stop at Main Street and Cherry Lane.
An Aug. 29 traffic stop at Main Street and Cherry Lane yielded 15 bags of marijuana, a scale, extra bags and $305 in cash, Hellertown police said Wednesday in a press release.
According to the release, the drugs and other items were seized after officers stopped a vehicle driven by Michael Onuschak, 19, of the 3500 block of Chester Road, Bethlehem, at approximately 8:55pm. Onuschak was pulled over for an alleged equipment violation while turning from Main Street onto Cherry Lane, police said.
After making contact with Onuschak and two other occupants of the vehicle, police said officers "detected a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle."
Following a consent search and the discovery of the marijuana and other items, police said Joseph William Shupp, 19, of the 600 block of Hayes Street, Bethlehem, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, before being arraigned before District Justice Adrianne Masut and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.
Onuschak and Eduardo Vidal Vega, 18, of the 600 block of Ridge Street, Bethlehem, were both charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.