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Coalport man facing felony drug charges

Cochran allegedly had meth when taken to jail

CLEARFIELD — A Coalport man is facing felony drug charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine when he was taken to the Clearfield County Jail.

William Benjamin Cochran, 33, was charged by state police with felony possession of a controlled substance-contraband by inmate, misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, police picked Cochran up in Cambria County where he was being detained on a warrant out of Clearfield County.

Prior to transporting him, a trooper searched him for weapons and found nothing. When he asked Cochran if he had anything else on him that the trooper should know about, Cochran said no.

However, when he arrived at the jail, Cochran was searched again and officers found two baggies of suspected methamphetamine, according to the report.

Cochran waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court, sending the case on to the county court.

He is free on $30,000 bail.

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