Published November 27. 2020 01:45PM
A Hazleton pair have been charged with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine following a traffic stop.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by patrolman Joshua Silfee of the Weatherly Police Department in the case against Cristian Zamuido and Shelby Pavlick:
At 1:01 p.m. Nov. 22, Silfee stopped a black Mazda MX6 for a window tint violation, as well as the registered owner being a suspended driver.
Silfee smelled a faint odor of marijuana.
Silfee asked all passengers for identification, but they said they didn’t have any.
Silfee then gave them a notepad to write their names and dates of birth.
Zamuido, 19, had two warrants out of surrounding counties.
Silfee conducted a search and found a small container in Zamuido’s pants containing a bag with 0.2 grams of methamphetamine, and two bags containing 2.98 grams of marijuana total.
A blue bag was in the car, containing a needle, a scale, a tourniquet, tweezers, a straw with residue and two lighters. Zamuido said it was his.
One of the passengers, Pavlick, 27, gave Silfee police a false name, but Silfee found a bank card lying on the floor at her feet in the front seat so he was able to determine her real name.
Pavlick had a glass pipe for smoking and inhaling methamphetamine and a bag containing heroin.
Zamuido faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Pavlick faces charges of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, false identification to law enforcement officer and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Both are currently incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Zamuido in lieu of $35,000 monetary bail, and Pavlick in lieu of $25,000 monetary bail, and scheduled to have preliminary hearings Dec. 2 before District Judge Joseph D. Homanko Sr. of Weatherly.