Two charged after police seize over 100 grams of cocaine

Matthew D. Horner

From staff reports

LAMAR TOWNSHIP — State police from the Lamar barracks seized more than 100 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on April 15, according to Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse.

Troopers Dennis Twigg and Andrew Adams were traveling west on Interstate 80 near mile maker 173 when they noticed a black 2019 Dodge Challenger with South Carolina tags commit a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle, Strouse said.

The driver identified himself as Taj Aaron Lesane, 30, of 109 Berwick Drive, Boalsburg, and the front seat passenger identified himself as Matthew David Horner, 43, of 218 W. Dubois Ave., Dubois, Strouse said.

When the troopers approached the vehicle and had contact with the occupants, they allegedly noticed an obvious odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle, Strouse said.

Taj Aaron Lesane

A search of the vehicle yielded approximately 107 grams of powder cocaine, 11 grams of marijuana, and related drug paraphernalia, Strouse said.

Lesane and Horner were taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to deliver, small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Horner’s bail was set at $5,000 unsecured, and Lesane’s bail was $100,000 monetary, Strouse said.


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