Two Cheltenham Township men face marijuana possession in charges following a traffic stop by Montgomery Township Police on July 19.
Police charged the duo with offenses on Sept. 22, according to court records.
Dyshea William Smith, 20, of the 1400 block of Wistar Drive, and Raymond Adrian Kory Patterson, 20, of the 300 block of Brookdale Avenue, are each charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, per court records.
Both men were issued summons to appear at a preliminary hearing Nov. 21 before District Judge Andrea Duffy of Montgomery Township.
On July 19, at 1:16 a.m., Montgomery Township Police officer was on patrol in the area of 678 Bethlehem Pike, when he spotted a two-tone silver and black Mercury sedan north on Route 309. The car had dark tinted windows, police said.
Police followed the vehicle, observing the driver allegedly cross over into the adjacent northbound lane twice, police said. The driver crossed Broad Street, and allegedly drove in the center of the roadway, over the center dotted line, police said.
A traffic stop was done on Route 309 by North Penn Mazda. The officer identified the driver as Patterson and Smith as the passenger.
The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle, and saw marijuana flakes and stems on the floor near the driver and passenger's feet, police said.
He asked for necessary information from both men and then requested another officer to the scene.
Patterson was asked to exit the car, in order to speak to the officer, and as he exited, more marijuana flakes and stems were allegedly seen on the floor in between the driver's seat and driver side door, police said.
Police asked Patterson permission to search the car, at which time, Patterson reportedly told police of a vial of marijuana that was inside of the glove box, police said. Patterson then gave permission to search the car.
Officers recovered one clear plastic vial of marijuana from the glove box and one marijuana grinder from the front ashtray, police said.
In the trunk, officers found a bookbag, reportedly containing Patterson's license, police said. While searching the trunk, police said Patterson and Smith were very nervous.
On a shelf in the rear of the trunk, tucked into the side of a speaker system, was a clear, vacuum-sealed baggie full of clear plastic vials of marijuana, police said. The vials were individually packaged.
All in all, laboratory tests confirmed 12.49 grams of marijuana, police said.