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422 Driver, Stopped For Speeding, Faces Drug Charge

Lower Pottsgrove Police Arrest For PossessionSANATOGA PA – A driver on the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 422 was arrested Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) by Lower Pottsgrove police for alleged possession of crack cocaine after he was stopped for speeding.

Edward Tillman Jr., 41, of Brockton Road, Philadelphia, was charged with drug possession, speeding in a construction zone, not having a valid driver’s license, and driving under a suspended license, according to police Sgt. Robert Greenwood.

Greenwood reported he stopped Tillman’s car Saturday at 12:39 a.m. because he allegedly was driving at a speed of 61 mph through the construction area on 422 near its Armand Hammer Boulevard exit, where the posted speed has been reduced to 40 mph. Tillman was found to be an unlicensed motorist, Greenwood said, and so was unable to drive from the scene.

Tillman left his car to enter Greenwood’s patrol vehicle for a ride when, according to the sergeant, a glass vile that allegedly contained the cocaine fell from Tillman’s clothing. That’s when he was arrested on the possession charge and taken into custody.

Following his arraignment, Tillman was unable to post bail and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville until his preliminary hearing is held.

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