Hellertown Man Planned to Sell Marijuana, Police Say

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A resident of the 1700 block of Clauser Street in Hellertown has been charged with drug-related offenses, borough police said in a news release Thursday.

According to police, Douglas Wayne Dobson Jr., 40, was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana (a felony), possession of a controlled substance (a misdemeanor) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (a misdemeanor) after a search warrant was served on his residence on the afternoon of Sept. 22.

Dobson was arraigned before District Judge Richard H. Yetter III Sept. 23 and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $20,000 bail, according to court records.

In March 2013 Dobson pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court to felony Manufacturing, Delivery or Possession With Intent to Deliver in a Bethlehem case and was sentenced by Judge Paula A. Roscioli to 3 to 23 months in jail with credit for time served, according to court records, which show that numerous other charges were withdrawn as part of his plea bargain.

Dobson was paroled in April 2013 but was later determined to be in violation of his probation/parole, and in April 2014 was ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence with immediate eligibility for work release, the records also indicate.

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