Traffic stop leads to arrest

Tyrone woman held for drugs, resisting arrest

A Tyrone woman faces charges after a traffic stop in Snyder Township.

Heather R. Waite, 35, of 521 Villa Marie Drive, was pulled over Friday morning about 7 a.m. just off Route 453 on Morris Street in Ironville by a state police trooper because the license plate on her 2016 Jeep came back as a “dead plate.”

According to charges filed by state police, Waite didn’t have her driver’s license and the Jeep smelled of marijuana.

Waite claimed she had a prescription for marijuana, but didn’t have her card with her and after she handed over a marijuana grinder with pot inside to the trooper, Waite allegedly refused to get out of the Jeep.

State police contend Waite kept her doors locked and tried to put up her window while she also reached for the gear shift and said, “No.” One trooper managed to reach inside the Jeep and unlock the door and another trooper pulled Waite from the vehicle.

Waite was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia along with summary violations of driving an unregistered vehicle and failing to carry her license.

Waite allegedly told state police she had smoked marijuana at a friend’s house af­ter she got off work at 6 a.m.

Bail was set for Waite Friday by Magisterial Dis­trict Judge Fred Miller at 10 percent of $10,000. She was released after posting bail and is scheduled to appear at Tyrone District Court on Feb. 22.

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