JERSEY SHORE - Two men were arrested and jailed on drug charges in separate cases after the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police received tips.
Gale Larue Snook, who moved earlier this month to the borough from Lock Haven, was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of heroin after officers allegedly seized 15 bags of the controlled substance from the glove compartment of his truck, which was parked outside his home at 410 Oliver St. about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Police responded to the man's home after receiving a report that Snook had heroin in the vehicle. Snook admitted he had drugs in the truck and allowed an officer to search the glove compartment, police said.
Snook, 46, was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $175,000 bail. He waived his preliminary hearing this week before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley and remained incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Snook, an unemployed roofer, was arrested earlier last week by police on a felony charge of theft by deception.
In that case, he allegedly cashed a $4,000 check in December from Michael Kilpatrick, who had hired him to put a new roof on his home at 341 Cemetery St. The entire project was expected to cost $7,400 and Kilpatrick gave Snook, then owner of G.L. Snook Construction, the check as a down payment, police said.
Kilpatrick made several unsuccessful attempts to get Snook to start the project during the past several months, police said. Sometime in May or June, Snook's cell phone was shut off. The charge was filed last week after still no work had been done on Kilpatrick's roof, police said. Until his arrest on the drug charges, Snook was free on $15,000 bail in that case.
Responding on another tip, police took possession of three marijuana plants from David L. Pfleegor's apartment at 1318 1/2 Allegheny Ave. about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pfleegor, 60, was arraigned before Lepley on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.