A New Jersey man who was found with methamphetamine after being pulled over early Saturday on the Newtown Bypass will face charges, authorities said.
According to Newtown Township police, around 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, an officer noticed two cars were driving in “an unsafe manner.” The officer followed the cars to observe their behavior and later stopped them on Durham Road.
One of the drivers, identified as 33-year-old Paul Fletcher of Moorestown,N.J. refused to comply with the officer’s directions to get out of the car and to keep his hands out of his pockets, police said.
During a protective pat down of Fletcher, police recovered a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue, three clear plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine, and a plastic bottle containing a clear liquid.
The contraband was confiscated and submitted to the Bucks County Crime Lab for analysis, police said.
Fletcher was transported to Northampton Township Police for fingerprint and identification processing before being transported to the Woodbourne Train Station at his request.
His vehicle was impounded and charges are pending the results of the lab work, police said.
The driver of the second vehicle was cooperative and police found no contraband in his vehicle so he was released from the scene.