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Philadelphia man arraigned on nearly 5-year-old heroin charges

March 9, 2019

A 46-year-old Philadelphia man was arraigned nearly five years after allegedly being caught with a large quantity of heroin in Somerset County.

Eric Sizer, North Darien Street, is accused of transporting 70 bricks of the drug on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on June 11, 2014. The vehicle Sizer was driving was stopped in Stonycreek Township for window tint.

When state police approached Sizer, his hands were shaking “uncontrollably,” and his passenger also appeared nervous, according to a probable-cause affidavit. Sizer told police that he was traveling to Cleveland to see his aunt, and when the officer asked her name, he paused and said “Marsha Brady.”

A police K-9 alerted that there were drugs in the vehicle.

Police found what appeared to be a vehicle altercation under the rear driver’s side seat.

Sizer and the passenger were dropped off in Somerset while police further examined the vehicle.

During the search, the drugs were found in the altered compartment, according to the affidavit.

Sizer was picked up Thursday night during a traffic stop in the Philadelphia area.

Charges for the drug stop were filed at District Judge Susan Mankamyer’s office in Boswell six days after the stop. Mankamyer said that since the charges weren’t filed right away, Sizer wouldn’t have been detained during that time.

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He was arraigned Friday before Mankamyer and is free on an unsecured $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. March 20 before Mankamyer.