Traffic stop nets drug, cash and handgun seizure

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The Henderson Police Department responded to a residence on North Caroline Ave. at approximately 1:33 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23. Officers were given the description of a vehicle and a person that had been driving by the residence repeatedly, knocking on the door and making threats, according to the complainant.
While responding to the initial call, Officer Bradley Ross remembered meeting a vehicle matching the description given and attempted to locate it. Officer Ross did locate the vehicle near Bull Market and attempted to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop and began to flee on South Church Ave. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Chester County Fire Dept. Station One, and attempted to drive into a grassy area behind the building, but became stuck in the mud. As Officers approached and made contact with the driver, 26-year-old Timochieo Pugh, they could smell a strong odor of what they believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle. In searching the vehicle, a large number of illegal drugs were discovered, along with cash and a handgun. Drugs discovered and seized included approximately 255 grams of Marijuana, 20 Amphetamine pills, 10 Hydrocodone pills, one gram of Cocaine, three pills believed to be Ecstasy, a .25 caliber handgun and $834 in cash.
The pills believed to be Ecstasy were imprinted in a way that would look like children’s candy, as has previously been seen in Henderson. “Some had the Batman logo on them and others were stamped with ‘I love you.’ This continues to trouble me that finding these things could so easily be mistaken as candy,” stated Chief Gary Davidson.
Timochieo S. Pugh, of Bolivar, was charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license, felony evading arrest, manufacture/sell/delivery of a controlled substance, two counts possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of legend drugs without a prescription, possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, tampering with evidence and violation of open container. He is currently held in the Chester County Jail without bond. He is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Judge Larry McKenzie at 9 a.m. Jan. 7, 2020.

Approximately 255 grams of marijuana was confiscated during a traffic stop early Monday morning. Several other drugs along with a handgun and $834 in cash were confiscated.
Also confiscated during the arrest were three pills believed to be ecsasy with imprings to make them look like children’s candy. Some had the Batman logo on them and others were stamped with “I love you.”

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