Man pleads to drug charge

Salada has previous criminal record

CLEARFIELD — A Coalport man pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge during colloquy court Monday in Clearfield County.

Police say Justin E. Salada, 32, was in possession of 2.78 grams of methamphetamine, 0.24 grams of substitute cathinone, commonly known as bath salts, marijuana and pills when his vehicle was stopped Jan. 12 in DuBois.

According to the affidavit, the car was pulled over for driving through a stop sign.

As an officer approached the vehicle, he could see the driver, later identified as Salada, reaching down near the floor board as if he was “hiding or searching for something.”

A check on his information revealed Salada had two warrants.

When he was taken into custody, officers were reportedly able to see a small plastic bag with suspected methamphetamine lying on the driver’s side between the seat and the door.

Salada was sentenced to two to five years in state prison for felony possession with intent to deliver by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman.

His previous record includes a conviction on statutory sexual assault and indecent assault in March 2010 when he was given a state prison sentence of three to eight years in state prison.