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Somerset magistrate reports: May 1

May 3, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Hindering apprehension

Brandi Johnson, 36, Berlin Plank Road, Somerset, was charged Monday with hindering apprehension and a summary offense. According to a probable-cause affidavit, on April 23 Johnson refused to give the name of her passenger, Chad Halle, a wanted man, during a traffic stop in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. June 4.

Drug paraphernalia possession

Chad Halle, 31, Berlin Plank Road, Somerset, was charged Monday with drug paraphernalia possession. According to a probable-cause affidavit, on April 23 Somerset Borough police found five cotton swabs, two syringes and two metal spoons with an opioid substance in a vehicle Halle was a passenger in during a traffic stop. Halle told police that the paraphernalia was used to ingest an opioid, according to the affidavit. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. June 4.David Oakes, 24, Broadway Street, Rockwood, was charged Monday with drug paraphernalia possession. According to a probable-cause affidavit, on Jan. 18 Somerset Borough police found a metal pipe with residue in a vehicle driven by Oakes during a traffic stop. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. June 4.

Driving under the influence

Jay Vaughn, 61, Wedgewood Drive, Gibsonia, was charged Monday with two counts of driving under the influence. According to a probable-cause affidavit, at about 2:42 p.m. April 19 Somerset Borough police responded to West Patriot Street for a report of an intoxicated man entering a vehicle. After police responded, Vaughn put the keys in the ignition, but he was prevented from moving the vehicle. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.33%, according to the affidavit. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. June 11.

Marijuana possession

Cole Loneker, 19, Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, was charged Monday with marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and four summary offenses. According to a probable-cause affidavit, on Saturday state police found a marijuana brownie and a vape pen with marijuana residue in a vehicle driven by Loneker during a traffic stop along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 25.