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Meyersdale magistrate reports: May 6

May 8, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale:

Drug possession

Morgan Rani French, 20, Old Germantown Road, Waynesboro, was charged April 23 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and duty of driver in emergency response areas. State police said French remained in the right lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Allegheny Township while a trooper was pulled over with a cruiser’s lights activated on April 18. According to court documents, the trooper could smell marijuana. French handed the trooper a bag containing a small amount of marijuana, two marijuana cigarettes and a metal smoking device. A hearing is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. May 23.Leo James Saraceno, 20, Depot Street, Stowe, Vermont, was charged April 16 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and duty of driver in emergency response areas. State police said Saraceno failed to move to the left lane while a trooper was conducting a traffic stop April 11 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Allegheny Township. He handed the trooper a modified apple smoking device containing burnt residue and a glass jar containing marijuana. A hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. May 23.

Driving under the influence

Trevor Jonathon King, 20, Foster Lane, Markleton, was charged April 25 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police were on routine patrol in the area of Main and Rock streets in Rockwood Borough March 20 when a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. King said that he had smoked marijuana and that it may have been laced with methamphetamine or cocaine, according to court documents. A blood test determined he had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system. A hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. June 13.Morgan Gabrielle Hittie, 21, Vulcan Street, Friedens, was charged April 22 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said that on March 3 they responded to a domestic incident at a Berlin Borough residence. Hittie told police she had driven to the scene. A blood test revealed she had THC in her system. A hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 23.Paul Albert Laus, 29, Chickentown Road, Rockwood, was charged April 25 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said that on March 14 a witness reported Laus was driving erratically on West Mud Pike near Gebhart Road in Milford Township. A blood test revealed he had diphenhydramine, paroxetine and topiramate in his system at higher-than-normal dosage levels. A hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. June 27.