Two charged with possession of controlled substance in Monroe Twp.

Jean Evelyne Lane, 40, of Towanda and Arthur Lloyd Barrett, 46, of Towanda RR3 have both been charged with possession of a controlled substance, police said.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred when the vehicle they were riding in as passengers was pulled over by the state police at 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 on Beebe Hill Road in Monroe Township, police said. The traffic stop occurred because the vehicle had a dirt-covered, illegible license plate, police said.

During the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle consented to a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of seven syringes and a burnt contact lens container with a residue that field tested positive for bath salts, police said. The syringes and contact lens container were located in a zippered container in the rear pouch of the right front seat, directly in front of where Barrett was sitting, police said. Also located in the zippered container was a small baggie containing marijuana, police said.

A purse on the right front passenger seat, which belonged to Lane, contained two aderall xr 15 mg pills, as well as several burnt marijuana cigarettes, police said.

Besides possession of a controlled substance, Lane and Barrett were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Barrett and Lane were both arraigned before Athens Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw on Sept. 3. Lane was sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, and Barrett was sent to the Bradford County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Lane and Barrett both waived their preliminary hearings in Towanda District Court. Their cases have therefore been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where they are scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 18.

DUI charge

The following person was recently charged with driving under the influence in Bradford County:

Justin Kyle Barrowcliff, 24, of Towanda, by the state police, on Sept. 2 on U.S. Route 6 in Burlington Borough. Barrowcliff was also cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license, and exceeding the speed limit. Barrowcliff waived his preliminary hearing in Towanda District Court, so his case has been transferred to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 4.