Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Burnt pot provides whiff of suspicion

A West Chester man probably would have liked to defuse the smell of burnt marijuana during his traffic stop on Saturday since it led to a host of other charges.

Burnt pot provides whiff of suspicion

A West Chester man probably would have liked to defuse the smell of burnt marijuana during his traffic stop on Saturday at 1 p.m. since it led to a host of other charges.

West Whiteland Township police said Richard L. Higgins, 23, of West Chester, was pulled over in the 300 block of West Lincoln Highway for equipment violations when an officer got a whiff of pot. After further investigation, Higgins was determined to be in possession of smoking pipes, a baggie with suspected marijuana, and an unlicensed, loaded, concealed .45 caliber pistol, police said. To make matters worse,  Higgins was driving with a suspended driver's license, said police, who released him to await a summons from the Exton district court. 

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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