Illegal Turn in Front of Police Car Leads to Traffic Stop, Pot Discovery, Police Say

Hellertown Police say a borough woman has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at Main and Depot streets Wednesday morning.

In a news release issued Thursday, police said Tanya Lee Colodonato, 32, of the 400 block of Main Street, was stopped after she “made an illegal turn in front of a Hellertown Police vehicle” at approximately 9:24 a.m.

Upon stopping Colodonato, police said it was learned that she was driving on a suspended license, driving with expired inspection/emissions stickers displayed and driving without corrective lenses as required by a driver’s license restriction.

Police said the officer also discovered her to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges have been filed at District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township, they added.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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