Drug Arrest graphic _ 2019

Counterfeit marijuana was found in the possession of a Lewisburg man with an active warrant during a traffic stop in Muncy Township, Montoursville State Police reported.

Joseph Alton Garman, 35, of Fort Titzell Road, Lewisburg, was stopped by state police at approximately 12:24 p.m. driving a GMC Safari van on Interstate 180 East in Muncy Creek Township on November 20, 2019.

"Upon approach of the vehicle, Garman was observed making furtive movements," Trooper Ernest Capobianco wrote in his affidavit.

Garman had an active warrant for his arrest out of Bucks County at the time of the stop, Trooper Capobianco wrote.

"Upon asking Garman to exit the vehicle, it was determined Garman was in the process of destroying and attempting to conceal a suspected counterfeit schedule one substance," the trooper wrote.

A green leafy substance was seen on the driver's seat, the floor board, and in the rear compartment behind the driver's seat, according to police. 

Drug paraphernalia in the form of "wrapping papers and cigar wrappers" were located in the center console cup holder, according to police.

Garman was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp on December 6, 2019.

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