BRIAR CREEK BOROUGH, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Two men were arrested after officials said traffic stops led to Troopers discovering a stolen vehicle and drugs.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, in January troopers conducted a traffic stop on a silver Nissan for running a red light on Columbia Boulevard in Briar Creek Borough.
Soldiers say driver Timothy Shelton, 22, was wanted in Maryland, in his possession were 71 packaged glass bags of heroin/fentanyl. Police also found passenger Robert Broadbent, 26, of Scranton in possession of 9 crystal bags of heroin and crystal methamphetamine.
Investigators say in Broadbent’s possession was a check made out to the Nissan telling police it was stolen in Philadelphia.
Shelton was taken into custody and remains in the Columbia County Jail on a Maryland warrant. He was charged with receiving stolen property, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and other related charges. Shelton was unable to post bail.
Broadbent’s charges are currently pending in district court.