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Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Alleged Altercation with Officer

Police say the man pulled a silver object from his pocket before being arrested.

An Eagleville man was arrested on drug charges after a back alley altercation with a Phoenixville Police officer in the borough last week, the department is reporting.

According to court documents, on January 9 at approximately 10:45 p.m., an officer saw Chris Lance Jones Jr., 20, duck into an alley on the 200 block of Church Street. The officer approached Jones and asked if he lived there, to which the man answered “no”, before attempting to brush past the officer and leave the alley.

The officer told the man to stop, but he headed west on Church Street. The officer repeated his request, but the man just turned and headed east on Church Street.

As the man turned, he appeared, the officer wrote in the affidavit, to be holding a silver object in his right hand, which had been inside his jacket pocket.

The officer then reached for Jones’ arm as the man yelled, “Don’t touch me!”

The officer patted Jones down and found no weapon, but a small glass jar that contained what lab testing later confirmed was marijuana.

Chris Jones Jr. was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces preliminary hearing on February 14.

harry finster January 18, 2013 at 04:02 AM
because they have entered the country illegally without being screened for mental or physical conditions ,checked for plauge,whether they are criminals or deviates, generally they have bypassed controls to keep troubled people out of the usa
jk January 18, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Harry - can you please learn to speak better english? Did you graduate high school?
Ed Roper January 18, 2013 at 02:00 PM
jk, of course he can't, because he's an idiot.
Ike January 18, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Well if that is why, than why dont our police arrest them? They are illegals. Right Harry, i just dont understand? If someone is selling pot , they would try to arrest them if they were on the southside of the boro , yes,,,,Illegal is illegal , yes? SO WHY DONT THEY BE GETTING ARRESTED, AND DONT TELL US THE POLICE DONT KNOW WHATS UP!
Harriet Finster January 22, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Harry you seem to forget your good friend Santiago. You wouldn't be saying this to his face now would you? He may never bring you fish tacos again...Shame on you

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