A Phoenixville man faces drug charges after police say he was busted getting high in Reservoir Park earlier this month.
According to court documents, on December 7 at 7 p.m., a Phoenixville Police officer was on patrol when he passed a green Hyundai sitting in the park. As he approached the vehicle, the officer said it sped passed him at a high rate of speed.
After the officer activated his lights and pulled the car over in the area of Taylor Avenue and St. Mary Street, he witnessed the driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, surreptitiously open his driver side door and wedge something underneath the seat.
When the driver, sitting in a vehicle the officer said smelled strongly of burned marijuana, was asked what he had pushed under the seat, he replied “just a little weed.”
The officer recovered a glass pipe, a grinder, and a green material subsequent lab testing confirmed to be marijuana.
The man was charged with three counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and additional counts of tampering with evidence and disorderly conduct. He has a preliminary hearing date scheduled for January 24.