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Man who danced in middle of street found with weapon, designer drug, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 25 2013 02:19:47 PM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man who danced in the middle of a street and later scuffled with police was found with a knife and a designer drug, officials said.

John D. Jones had to be wrestled to the ground when police tried to take him into custody after he blocked traffic by yelling at officers and dancing in the roadway near West 4th Street and Brodhead Avenue in Bethlehem around 2:10 a.m., officials said.

Jones began yelling at the officers, waving his arms and dancing as they were completing a traffic stop, officials said.

When police searched Jones, they found a large butterfly knife, a black-and-white pipe and a small brown bottle containing what Jones told officers was "Liquid Rush," which he said he had smoked, officials said.

Liquid Rush, also known as Poppers, is a form of the stimulant amyl nitrate, officials noted.

Jones told police he bought the designer drug at a sex shop, officials added.

Jones was arraigned on six charges, including possession of a designer drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and public drunkenness and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $7,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6.