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Hughesville's K-9 Officer Bear recently assisted during a traffic stop that uncovered marijuana packaged for sale, the Hughesville Borough Police Department reported.

Police said they stopped Stephen C. Sheets, 19, of Muncy, near the 300 Block of Cemetery Street around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2020, because an officer noticed his Subaru Legacy had dead tags and no break light.

Sheets reportedly also was driving without a driver's license.

"Upon approaching the vehicle, I was able to smell an odor of raw marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle," Officer Calvin Irvin wrote in the affidavit. 

Sheets and his two passengers were removed from the vehicle and K-9 Bear and his handler Police Chief Rod Smith were called to the scene.

Sheets allegedly admitted to having marijuana inside his backpack and K-9 Bear positively alerted to the vehicle.

Seven empty sandwich bags and 25.5 grams of marijuana inside a mason jar were uncovered from the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Sheets was charged with one felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one ungraded misdemeanor count each of marijuana - small amount for personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, one third degree misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, and one summary count each of driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license, no rear lights, operating a vehicle without valid inspection.

Sheets was incarcerated on Feb. 5, 2020, in lieu of $35,000 good bail set by District Judge Jon E. Kemp.

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