PASSENGER WITHOUT SEAT BELT LEADS TO HEROIN
June 16, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ approximately 4:21 PM – Police arrested David E. Beacher, age 32 of Bangor, PA, Kristen D. Pannella, age 31 and John F. Becker, age 29, both of Stroudsburg, PA and charged each with narcotics offenses following a motor vehicle stop on Rt.31. Beacher was initially stopped after police observed his front seat passenger, Pannella, not wearing a seatbelt. All three subjects were subsequently charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin). Beacher and Pannella were each additionally charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (pipes). Beacher was also issued a motor vehicle summons for possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Pannella and Becker were issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear seatbelt. All were released after processing. Investigation and arrest by Sgt. Ben Donaruma.