Freemansburg police found a “large” supermarket bag containing an assortment of prescription medications in the trunk of a car stopped for erratic driving in the borough Friday night, according to court papers.
The driver, Brian J. Jenkins, 21, of 209 Highlands Blvd., Easton, admitted to police that he takes drugs from his employer—a Forks Township plant of an international medical waste disposal and recycling company—and supplies them to friends and occasionally sells them, an arrest affidavit says.
Jenkins was committed to Northampton County Prison on charges of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and other charges, court records say.
Arresting Officer Jonathan Itterly of the Freemansburg police wrote that he stopped Jenkins’ silver Hyundai coupe on the 600 block of Ramblewood Lane at about 11 p.m. after he had observed the car being driven erratically along Washington Street and Livingston Street.
Itterly wrote that Jenkins’ eyes were glassy and bloodshot during the traffic stop, that he could smell alcohol on his breath and that an odor of burnt marijuana was “emanating” from the car’s interior.
The interior of the car was “in disarray,” Itterly wrote. A case of beer was sitting on the back seat and another responding officer spotted marijuana debris on the rear passenger side door, according to the arrest affidavit.
Jenkins admitted to police that he and his passenger, identified in the affidavit as Robert Stankovics, had been smoking before the traffic stop. After failing a field sobriety test, Jenkins gave police permission to search his vehicle.
During the search, police found a small bag of marijuana, a grinder and a smoking pipe in a pocket behind the front passenger seat, the affidavit said. Police also found a small cellophane baggie containing four pills in the glove box and the large supermarket bag containing four more bags of pills in the trunk, court records say.
In all, police found 92 prescription pills—mostly painkillers with ingredients such as morphine, oxycodone, codeine and hydrocodone.
Jenkins told police that he is employed at Daniel’s Sharpsmart, which disposes of discarded medical supplies, including used hypodermic needles and unused prescription medications, from its plant on Conroy Place in Forks Township, the affidavit said.
It is there where he obtained his supply of illegal medications, Jenkins told police.
In addition to possession with intent to deliver controlled substances, Jenkins was charged with possession of controlled substances, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic offense.
He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez of Bethlehem, who set bail at $30,000.