SouthSide Man Accused of Dealing Marijuana

Bethlehem Police found 'a large amount' of marijuana, scales and baggies in Philip Street home, according to court records.


A South Bethlehem man is facing criminal charges after city police found “a large amount of suspected marijuana” in his Philip Street home while executing a search warrant there, according to court records.

Jordan Pagan, 24, of 1444 Philip St., Unit 2, was detained Thursday morning after exiting his home. He was carrying a large amount of money and a cell phone with the same number that a confidential police informant had used to buy marijuana from him, according to the arrest affidavit, which was filed by a member of the Bethlehem Police Department's Special Operations Vice Unit.

Along with marijuana, police found a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun with magazines and rounds, digital scales and baggies during the search of Pagan’s home, court papers said.

Pagan was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a first-class felony; criminal use of a cell phone, a third-class felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before District Judge Patricia Romig-Passaro and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

christina sabella January 16, 2013 at 01:11 AM
What about the semi automatic hand gun with the magazines, is there no charge.
George S January 16, 2013 at 05:36 PM
WMDs are OK but marijuana is a horrible crime? What kind of right wing insanity is this? When are we going to stop squandering millions of tax dollars on prohibition of a relatively benign plant while ignoring WMDs on the street?


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