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Man Allegedly Throws Weed at Cop, and More Police Reports

A Philly man is arrested on drug charges and more Abington Police reports

Possession of a controlled substance … Richard George Liggins, 44, of West Huntingdon Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Feb. 6 at 9:27 p.m. following a traffic stop for a malfunctioning brake light near the corner of Moreland and Davisville roads in which he was a passenger, police said. When police made contact with Liggins, he allegedly removed a small amount of suspected marijuana from his pants and threw it out the window at the officer’s feet. When asked what he did, Liggins said, “[Expletive], I can’t believe I just threw weed at the cops.”

When asked if he had any more contraband, Liggins allegedly said, “I got a little rock down my pants,” and police retrieved a small clear bag of confirmed crack.

Robert Cassel, 33, of Fernwood Avenue, Bensalem, the driver in the above incident, was arrested after police said they found a clear bag of confirmed marijuana in Cassel’s jacket pocket.

DUI and careless driving … John Salvatore Tassi III, 33, of Rockwell Road, Abington, was arrested Feb. 9 at 12:20 a.m. following a traffic stop for speeding during unsafe, icy and snowy conditions and for blowing a stop sign in the corner of Cumberland and Woodland roads, police said. According to police, Tassi did not immediately pull over, continued driving on Woodland Road and ultimately took police to his home driveway, in the 1500 block of Rockwell Road. Tassi had an unsteady gait, glassy and bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said. Tassi’s blood tested positive for the presence of marijuana and morphine and he had a blood alcohol content of 0.199 percent, police said.

Possession of a controlled substance … David Adams, 24, of Station Avenue, North Hills, was arrested Feb. 12 at 10:43 p.m. following a traffic stop after he threw a lit cigarette out of his window — which struck a police vehicle — while he was driving northbound on Easton Road near Tyson Avenue, police said. According to police, there was a prescription bottle in plain view in the cup holder of the vehicle, and Adams admitted to having “some weed” in his pocket; police found four plastic bags of confirmed marijuana.

DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana … Andrea May McParland, 23, of Hunters Way, Hatboro, was arrested Feb. 5 at 9:16 p.m. following a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Old York Road for tailgating and speeding during icy road conditions, police said. According to police, McParland had bloodshot and glassy eyes and smelled of marijuana; there were also cigar guts on the back seat of the vehicle. McParland admitted to smoking marijuana shortly before being pulled over, failed a field sobriety test and her blood tested positive for the presence of marijuana, police said.

Michael Orf, 26, of Haldeman Avenue, Philadelphia, the passenger in the above incident, was arrested on drug charges after police found a large marijuana grinder and a bag of confirmed marijuana in the vehicle, police said. 

Laura Freed March 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Don't we all have a little crack in the back of our pants?
mac March 23, 2013 at 06:44 PM
A bag of "confirmed" marijuana? What did they have to put it under a microscope to be able to tell? It's a plant, no other common illicit drug is a plant. Why are people driving with weed in the car? Just keep it at home so the nosey cops will leave you alone. Don't drink and drive, and certainly don't throw your stash at the cop...and more importantly...don't do crack kids.
The Truth May 07, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Lol he's got a little rock in his pants, sounds like a personal problem. How come nobody throws weed at me?

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