Police: Elm Street Man Sold Pot to Informant

Police say Douglas Dobson Jr. sold marijuana to police informant about a block from his home.


A Bethlehem man is accused of selling marijuana to a confidential informant on three occasions this month at the same spot – a little more than a block from his home.

Police say Douglas Dobson Jr., 36, of 912 Elm St., sold the marijuana to the informant at Elm and E. Spruce streets.

Court records do not list the value of the marijuana.

Dobson allegedly sold the marijuana at 11:15am, Dec. 7; 11:13am, Dec. 12 and at about 8pm Wednesday.

Unlike the other two alleged sales, Dobson was taken into custody after the Wednesday night incident. Police found an additional amount of marijuana – packaged for sale – on him, according to a criminal complaint filed by city Det. Christopher Benton.

Dobson was charged with four counts of manufacture, deliver or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver (two of the counts are for Wednesday’s incident), and one count of criminal use of a communication facility (he allegedly used a cell phone to arrange the sales).

He was arraigned later Wednesday night by on-duty District Judge Jackie Taschner of Palmer Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.


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