Man charged with marijuana possession

An Athens man was recently charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana by Athens Township police.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Seth Shaughnessy, 19, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Shaughnessy was charged after police spotted his vehicle parked in a pull-off area on Sheshequin Road at about 12:56 a.m. Feb. 16. The vehicle pulled out as police approached, and police initiated a traffic stop due to an improperly displayed temporary registration, police said.

Police found Shaughnessy and a female passenger to be in possession of a bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana, a glass smoking pipe and other paraphernalia, police said.

Shaughnessy's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11.