Aug 07

Car Passenger Arrested for Marijuana and Paraphernalia

August 7, 2013

Joseph N. Burch, 18
700 block of Genevieve Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On April 30, 2013 at approximately 1:00 AM, Upper Allen Police closed Mt. Allen Drive at the intersection of Allenview Drive while a tow truck removed a vehicle from an earlier crash scene. Burch was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Kevin Cooney. Cooney attempted to drive his vehicle around the marked police vehicle which was blocking the roadway. An officer made contact with Cooney and Burch and discovered evidence of marijuana use. A later search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. On August 7, 2013, Burch appeared for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin. Click here to see the related press release for Cooney, the co-defendant in this case.