Crime

Ferguson police seize $150,000 in drugs during traffic stop

A traffic stop netted more than a speeding ticket for a Centre Region man on Thursday.

Daniel Arthur Jeyes, 23, of State College, was arrested on an array of criminal charges after police said they found a stash of drugs and cash in his vehicle.

Ferguson Township police say they stopped Jeyes after a “short pursuit” at about 1 a.m. Thursday, ending “without incident.” While taking him into custody, police discovered 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine, 10 ounces of bath salts and 500 doses of LSD. Total street value of the drugs was estimated at $150,000.

Police say Jeyes also had $2,887 in cash, as well as heroin and prescription narcotics.

Jeyes was charged with seven counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count of fleeing and attempting to elude police, all felonies, and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for summary offenses of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

“The investigation into the distribution of controlled substances is ongoing and additional charges are expected,” police said.

District Judge Leslie Dutchcot arraigned Jeyes. He is being held at Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Jeyes has a criminal record in Centre County that includes 10 cases as far back as 2009. His first case also included drug possession and fleeing police. He served one year of a six- to 23-month sentence after entering a guilty plea, according to court records.

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