UNION CITY – Two Girard residents were recently imprisoned after Union City Police discovered drug paraphernalia and precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine inside their vehicle.
An officer with the Union City Police Department observed a vehicle traveling northbound on North Main Street with an expired registration and performed a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford Fusion at about 11:06 p.m. Thursday.
While performing the traffic stop near the intersection of North Main and West High streets, the officer made contact with the driver, William Lahnan, 33, of Girard. Also in the vehicle was 31-year-old Bethany Fuller, of Girard.
Through conversation with Lahnan, police were told that he was in possession of a burnt marijuana joint in his ash tray, which was later used as probable cause to search the vehicle, according to an affidavit filed with the police criminal complaint.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and the officer readily discovered items of paraphernalia and precursors to making methamphetamine in the trunk.
Numerous pills and paraphernalia such as needles, glass pipes and plastic baggies were found in the vehicle, the affidavit states.
A clandestine lab response team from Pennsylvania State Police was then called to the scene to safely process the vehicle and confiscate the numerous items suspected to manufacture methamphetamine.
Lagnan and Fuller were arrested on scene and taken to the Union City police station for processing.