Man Arrested on Warrants After Allegedly Giving False Name, Police Say

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Hellertown Police said in a news release Monday that an Allentown man was taken into custody on two outstanding warrants following an Oct. 18 traffic stop during which he allegedly provided authorities with false identification.

According to police, Robert Louis Burt, 54, of the 700 block of E. Hamilton St., was a passenger in a GMC Envoy that was stopped on Main Street at around 9:30 a.m. for allegedly displaying vehicle inspection and emissions stickers that expired nearly two years ago.

Police said the vehicle was operated by James Lee Evans, 62, of the 400 block of S. Main St., Coopersburg, who allegedy was driving it without valid insurance.

They said that after Burt’s identity was uncovered and he was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrants, a search of Evans’ vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia with residue from a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine on it.

Police said Evans has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility and operating a vehicle without inspection and emissions. Burt will be charged with providing false identification to law enforcement, they added.

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