Owner of Burglarized Home Faces Drug Charges

Marijuana blunt allegedly found on the floor of burglarized South Bethlehem home leads to charges for homeowner.


An investigation into a burglary at a South Bethlehem home led police to charging the homeowner with felony drug possession, according to court papers.

Bethlehem police were called to the home of William L. Reed, 40, of 1222 Railroad St., about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a burglary in progress.

But while investigating the incident, officers found a suspected marijuana cigar in plain site on the floor, according to the arrest warrant.

After getting Reed’s permission to continue a search, police found several U.S. Postal Service boxes containing “a large amount of suspected marijuana,” several sandwich bags containing suspected marijuana seeds, a digital scale and a box of sandwich bags, the affidavit of probable cause says.

Reed was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Roy Manwaring and committed to Northampton County Prison after he failed to post $50,000 bail.


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