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Traffic stop leads to drug charges after bags of marijuana found: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 3/24/20

An Enola man has been charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver after State Police found five plastic bags containing suspected marijuana following a …

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Traffic stop leads to drug charges after bags of marijuana found: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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An Enola man has been charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver after State Police found five plastic bags containing suspected marijuana following a traffic stop on the Airport Connector ramp for Route 283 to Lancaster at 12:43 a.m. Jan. 25.

Troopers pulled over Jalyn Joseph Makuch, 18, for crossing the fog line, not signalling a turn and driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Troopers wrote they smelled marijuana and alcohol coming from his vehicle.

When police searched his car, they found five plastic bags containing suspected marijuana, three pipes and two scales.

A blood sample  was taken at the Dauphin County Booking Center; results were not reported.

Makuch was also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, purchase of alcohol by a minor, disregarding the traffic lane, turning without a signal, speeding, and a minor operating a vehicle with alcohol in his system.

He was arraigned before Smith. Bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate it was posted. His preliminary hearing is April 6.

Crack allegedly found at hotel

A Manheim woman faces charges after police reportedly found crack cocaine in her hotel room. 

Police responded to a report of a sweet smell coming through the vents and two people yelling at the Congress Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard at about 3 p.m. March 6.

According to an affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, when police searched the room of Elizabeth Ann Taylor, 43, they found crack cocaine.

Later, Roberto Jasan Lopez, 66, of Harrisburg, showed up and immediately put his car in reverse, the affidavit said. The car pulled onto Eisenhower Boulevard, but was stopped by traffic.

Police wrote that they took Lopez out of his car at gunpoint. In the car, police reportedly found multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia that he said he was going to deliver to Taylor.

Taylor was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Lopez was charged with 9 counts each of intent to deliver drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Their preliminary hearings are May 20.

Air compressor stolen

An air compressor was stolen from a quarry in the 2000 block of North Union Street, police were told at 2 p.m. March 11.

The air compressor was out in the open. It is an Ingersoll compressor valued at $4,000.

The theft is under investigation.

Wallet stolen

An employee reported the theft of their wallet.

Police said the theft occurred at 1001 AIP Drive, Harrisburg Logistics. It was reported at 4:51 p.m. March 12.

Police said it was stolen from her work station. The wallet contained her driver’s license, Social Security card, and a small amount of cash.

It is under investigation.