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Man wanted by police found with drugs after traffic stop, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 08 2013 02:05:57 PM CST
WILLIAMS TWP., Pa. -

A man wanted by police was found driving a car full of drugs after a traffic stop in Northampton County, officials said.

Curtis C. Phillips Jr. was pulled over in his gray 2003 Nissan Maxima on Interstate 78 near the Delaware River toll plaza at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after the car was searched, 190 bags of heroin stamped with "0 Tolerance" were discovered, officials said.

Before the stop, Phillips was spotted weaving erratically near the Turkey Hill Mini-mart on Morgan Hill Road in Williams Twp., after he almost hit a car in front of him near the Morgan Hill Road and Line Street intersection, officials said.

When police checked Phillips' license, they found he was wanted by the Northampton County Sheriff's Department and considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

After calling for backup, officers took Phillips into custody without incident, officials said.

Court papers did not indicate why Phillips was wanted or considered armed and dangerous.

Phillips, 24, of 6065 Sullivan Trail, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., was arraigned Thursday night on drug possession and traffic charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. March 18.