Surprise! What Troopers Found Saturday on 422

SKIPPACK PA – They were the kind of surprise packages Pennsylvania State Police rarely find along a roadside.

A patrol unit from the Troop K Barracks of the state police in Skippack arrived Saturday (June 5, 2021) at 9:29 a.m. to a location on westbound U.S. Route 422 in Limerick Township, according to a PSP public information release, for the discovery of “suspected heroin packets” on the shoulder of the highway.

No details were offered on circumstances under which the packets were discovered, or who found them. There’s also no verification – so far, troopers indicated – that the substance inside those packets was the addictive drug or merely something that looked like it.

Troopers continue to investigate the find, they added.

Also from the state police, in reports issued Monday (June 7):

Teens ticketed in alcohol-related offenses

Two juveniles – a 13-year-old Pennsburg boy and a 12-year-old Pennsburg girl, neither of whom was identified by name – were issued non-traffic citations Friday (June 4) shortly after 2:20 p.m. for allegedly bringing alcoholic beverages onto a school property.

During their investigation, troopers said they learned the pair brought the alcohol into the same educational building in two containers usually intended to carry water: a black one filled with vodka, and one filled with an unknown type of alcohol mixed with flavoring. The teens’ intent, troopers said, was to consume the contents at a “sleep-over” later after classes ended for the day.

Arrest followed 422 East traffic stop

A 22-year-old Philadelphia man, driving a 2013 Ford Taurus, was arrested May 24 (Monday) at 12:44 a.m. near the Trooper Road interchange of eastbound U.S. Route 422, following a traffic stop. He was charged with allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance, troopers said.

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