Police: College visitor planned pot brownies

December 6th, 2017 10:07 am

PLAINS TWP. — State police arrested a man who claimed he was on his way to a local university to bake marijuana brownies, court papers say.

Darius Tyree Aldridge, 21, was arraigned recently by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and three traffic citations. Aldridge was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Here are more details from a criminal complaint:

State Police stopped Aldridge for driving 70 mph in a 45-mph zone on Route 115 on Sept. 22. Aldridge was discovered to have a suspended driver’s license.

Aldridge, of Millersville, Lancaster County, told troopers he was on his way to see and stay with a friend at Misericordia University in Dallas Township.

A passenger in the vehicle told police his driver’s license was inside a backpack.

Troopers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the backpack, which contained a pill bottle with suspected marijuana, a metal grinder and two glass pipes. Four boxes of brownie mix, various cooking pans and utensils, and a clear bag containing 86 smaller bags were found inside the vehicle.

Aldridge told police he was planning to bake pot-laced brownies to distribute to friends.