Troopers Arrest Pottstown Driver for Drug Possession

POTTSTOWN PA – A 32-year-old Pottstown man has been arrested on drug-related charges, and three separate and unrelated thefts by deception are under investigation, all according to reports distributed Monday (Jan. 3, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Drug charges

State police on patrol say the Pottstown man was driving a 2014-model Chevrolet Malibu on Dec. 22 (2021; Wednesday) shortly after noon westbound on U.S. Route 422 in Limerick Township when they made a traffic stop. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. They said their investigation of the matter is continuing.

Thefts by deception

  • In Red Hill, troopers stated, an unknown actor opened an online account with a local bank using the name and personal identity of a 58-year-old male victim who lives on West 2nd Street. Although his personal information was stolen, the victim incurred no financial loss as a result of the account’s creation, troopers said as part of their Dec. 13 (Monday) response;
  • In Upper Frederick on Dec. 5 (Sunday) troopers responded to an identity theft in which a 61-year-old female resident of Rahn Avenue, Perkiomenville, was a victim. They said an unknown subject used her identifying information to open a bank account; and
  • In Skippack, an 59-year-old male resident of Mensch Road was the victim during an October 2021 incident in which an unknown actor applied for a credit card in his name. Apparently no charges have been made so far; troopers reported that although his personal information was used, the crime had no monetary value.

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