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New York Man Faces 16 Drug Charges in County Court

Dale Whitt, of Marcellus, NY, was arrested July 13 at a Lukoil gas station in Towamencin Township

Dale Whitt, 31, a Marcellus, NY native, will be getting familiar with Montgomery County, PA for the rest of the year.

Whitt faces 12 misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance charges and four misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia at a September 26 arraignment at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, according to court records.

All 16 drug charges were held over following a stipulated preliminary hearing Thursday morning before District Judge Harold Borek in Lansdale, according to court records.

According to The Reporter, Whitt was arrested July 13 at the Lukoil at Sumneytown Pike and Forty Foot Road in Towamencin Township.

Towamencin Police investigated a report of an intoxicated subject that entered a blue Plymouth Neon with a New York license plate that was parked in the lot, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

In the end, police confiscated 89 baggies of heroin and three hypodermic needles, according to the affidavit. Police also found two marijuana pipes allegedly found on Whitt and a female passenger, according to the affidavit.

Whitt and his passenger appeared to be under the influence, police said.

An upcapped hypodermic needle was found in the car's center console and baggies that are used to package heroin where found in the driver's side door, according to the affidavit.

Police said Whitt allegedly admitted to owning the needle and using heroin that day, according to the criminal complaint.

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