CLEARFIELD – A wanted Coalport man has been accused of taking methamphetamine into the Clearfield County Jail.
William B. Cochran, 33, has been charged by Trooper Shane M. Buffone of the Clearfield-based state police with felony possession of controlled substance contraband/inmate and related misdemeanor offenses.
Cochran waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court at the jail. His bail is currently set at $30,000 monetary.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 3, troopers were dispatched to Cambria County to assist Ebensburg-based state police with a wanted male with an active warrant out of Clearfield County.
Cochran verbally waived his right to arraignment in Cambria County, and agreed to be transported to Clearfield. Prior to being placed in the patrol unit, he was searched for weapons with negative results.
Buffone then asked Cochran if he had anything in his possession that he (Buffone) should be aware of, and Cochran reportedly told him no. He was subsequently transported to the Clearfield County Jail.
Upon arrival at the jail, Cochran was searched by a corrections officer, and was found in possession of two baggies of suspected methamphetamine. The drug was seized by state police and logged into evidence at the barracks.