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Woman tells police roommate has meth; Florida man charged: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 7/17/19

Middletown police charged a Florida man following a traffic stop for an expired registration at North Union Street and Peters Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. July 5.

Jonathan Brent Keiffer, 23, of …

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Woman tells police roommate has meth; Florida man charged: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police charged a Florida man following a traffic stop for an expired registration at North Union Street and Peters Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. July 5.

Jonathan Brent Keiffer, 23, of Pensacola, was a passenger and one of three people in the white 2003 Toyota Camry that was pulled over.

None of the three occupants, including the driver, had a valid driver’s license, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police searched the vehicle after detecting a strong odor of marijuana inside.

Keiffer was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a bottle containing 28 pills of Venlafaxine, an anti-depressant, that had been prescribed to someone else, police said.

Keiffer on July 8 was charged with possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, possession of marijuana, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19.

Another passenger in the car, Tyler Michael Henry, 22, of Harrisburg, was charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled for an Aug. 5 preliminary hearing.

The driver, Meredith Arnold, 45, of Harrisburg, was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle and driving with a license that had been suspended or revoked.

Woman turns in roommate

Middletown police charged a borough man after finding what the man said was crystal methamphetamine in the bedroom of his residence in the 200 block of East High Street on June 30.

Police were called to the scene by a woman who said the man was her roommate and that he had drugs, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said that Matthew James Espenshade, 46, of the same address, showed police crystal meth that he said he had purchased for about $400 from a man in Lancaster.

Espenshade on July 5 was charged with possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. His preliminary hearing is set for July 29.