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Driver's wrong turn leads cops to meth, knives and metal knuckles

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Oct 01 2012 06:12:33 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2012 10:06:06 PM CDT
BANGOR, Pa. -

A man is facing drug and weapons charges after his Chevy minivan was spotted going the wrong way on a one-way street six months ago, officials said.

Robert D. Loven III was charged Saturday in connection with a traffic stop at about 8:30 p.m. April 2 near South 1st and Chestnut streets in Bangor, Northampton Co., officials said.

Police and a K-9 dog from Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., found six plastic baggies of what turned out to be meth in Loven's vehicle, as well three metal and glass pipes that contained suspected marijuana, meth and crack cocaine residue; a baggie with eight Xanex tablets; several knives, and a set of metal knuckles, officials said.

Loven, 29, of 137 Market St., Bangor,  was arraigned on charges of drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and prohibited offensive weapons, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and freed on $10,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 9.