Cop Visits One Apartment, Issues Drug Charge in Another, Police Say
An East Pikeland Police officer says he spied a glass pipe through an open window while on an unrelated visit.
A 26-year-old Phoenixville man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia late last month after an East Pikeland Police officer, while making a visit to an apartment adjoining his, spotted a glass pipe through his open window, the department is reporting.
According to court documents, on Feb. 26 at 5:20 p.m., an officer stopped by an apartment on the 500 block of Deer Run Lane to investigate a separate incident. While the officer was on the porch waiting to be admitted to the residence, he spotted a glass marijuana pipe sitting in “plain view” in the defendant’s kitchen, police say.
The officer seized the pipe and discovered that it had a black residue inside, consistent with burned marijuana resin. (Police say subsequent lab testing confirmed the residue was marijuana.)
The defendant admitted the pipe was his, according to police and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.