Vehicle search uncovers pot

Mineral Springs man faces felony drug charges

CLEARFIELD — A Mineral Springs man is facing felony drug charges for having over 122 grams of marijuana in his vehicle

Barry Lee Lumadue, 52, was pulled over by state police Saturday after the trooper noticed the vehicle he was driving did not have an inspection sticker on it, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

While speaking with him, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana. The driver, identified as Lumadue from his expired driver’s license, reportedly appeared to be under the influence.

The trooper asked Lumadue if he had used marijuana, and Lumadue allegedly admitted that he had smoked it earlier that day. After Lumadue failed a field sobriety test, he was arrested.

A search of his vehicle allegedly uncovered methamphetamine and hashish oil under the driver’s seat. In the back seat were two larger bags under a tarp that contained marijuana. When the substance was weighed, it was found to be about 122.6 grams, or about 4.3 ounces.

Lumadue allegedly admitted to being the owner of the drugs and stated he had used methamphetamine that day, according to the report.

He is charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI and summary traffic violations.

Lumadue waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court in Clearfield County. At that time, his bail was reduced from $25,000 to $10,000. Court records indicate he is still incarcerated.

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