A Pottstown man with a history of drug arrests was hit with multiple drug charges last weekend after a routine traffic stop, are reporting.
Brandon Campbell, 21, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture or distribute stemming from the incident. Campbell was arrested in December of 2011 on ten counts of possession with intent to distribute, two of which were felony charges.
According to court documents, on September 8 at 8:14 p.m., an officer with the Phoenixville Police Department pulled over a black Ford pickup truck for a failure to use a right hand turn signal as it made its way from May Street onto Nutt Road.
Campbell, a passenger in the vehicle, immediately began yelling at the officer; saying the driver was allowed to be operating the vehicle, per his rental agreement.
The officer smelled marijuana and saw a blunt sitting on the drivers’ side floorboard.
The officer removed the truck’s driver from the vehicle: she explained nothing in the truck was hers, but admitted that she was not on the rental agreement. A call to Enterprise Rental Company revealed that only Campbell’s mother was cleared to operate the vehicle.
Before the car was towed, the officer conducted a search of it and discovered multiple partially smoked blunts and marijuana seeds and stems strewn across the floor. Laboratory testing confirmed the blunts contained marijuana.
Campbell faces preliminary hearing on October 11.