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Bath Man Charged for Drugs, Drunk Driving in City

Police: Napoli was drunk, high on cocaine and had marijuana in his car trunk when he was arrested.

 

A Bath man was formally charged Monday on multiple counts stemming from a December arrest, which came after he allegedly tried to pay for items at a city convenience store with counterfeit money, according to court records.

The most serious of several charges against Angelo Nicholas Napoli, 23, of 7 Woodsdale Court, is possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Napoli will be subject to random urine screens before his trial under the conditions of his $25,000 unsecured bail. He was arraigned in front of District Judge James Narlesky.

The incident began a little after midnight on December 12 when Napoli allegedly tried to pass the counterfeit money at the Wawa at 2525 Easton Ave., according to court records.

According to the arrest affidavit, the following took place after police arrived:

Napoli “displayed glassy bloodshot eyes” and the officer noted he had “an odor of alcoholic beverage.” Napoli had driven to the convenience store on his own. He failed a field sobriety test.

A blood test ultimately revealed that Napoli had both alcohol and cocaine in his system. His blood alcohol level was .07 percent, .01 percent below the state’s legal limit to drive.

Taken into police custody on suspicion of drunk driving, police searched Napoli and found that he had more than $1,000 cash, three clear plastic sandwich bags and some counterfeit money. His driver’s license was under suspension.

When police searched his car, a black Mazda 3, they found marijuana and paraphernalia were found in the passenger area. The car was seized and with a search warrant, police found an “additional quantity of marijuana inside the trunk.”

Napoli was charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, drunk driving, driving under the influence of cocaine and driving under suspension.

David P. June 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM
It's definitely important to SEVERELY punish drunk drivers for being so reckless - but the marijuana punishments have just got to stop. People are going to jail for years for simple possession. Was this guy really going to distribute? People can get caught with like one ounce, and judges will claim "intent to distribute." http://recoveryfirst.org/measuring-the-success-of-the-war-on-drugs.html/
Patricia Mason June 14, 2012 at 03:52 AM
I don't know, all that cash and little plastic baggies full of pot are pretty clear indications that he was going to sell...that being said, I agree about not punishing people so severely for marijuana or even hard drugs. This War on Drugs has got to end. http://www.squidoo.com/post-acute-withdrawal-syndrome

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