CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman is behind bars on felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a traffic stop in the Hyde area in December.
Jacquelynn S. Peters, 36, is charged by Lawrence Township police with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of communication facility.
She’s also charged with misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia and one summary.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were conducting ongoing surveillance of a “known drug residence” Dec. 20 in the Hyde area.
Because there had been a high-volume of “short-stay” traffic, officers ran information for a black-colored sedan parked in the driveway.
A records check identified the vehicle’s owner as Jacquelynn Glace, also known as “Jackie Peters,” who police say was associated with a previous drug case and a known drug dealer.
She was also found to have a suspended driver’s license, as well as to have active warrants through the Clearfield Borough Police Department.
Officers verified this information and parked at the Hyde Fire Hall from which they observed the same sedan traveling on McPherson Street and then on Washington Avenue.
As police got behind the vehicle, they observed it appeared to display the wrong registration plate and a traffic stop was conducted in the parking lot of the Rainbow Carwash in Hyde.
As part of the investigation, contact was made with the driver, as well as two small children in rear car seats and Peters, who was the front-seat passenger.
The driver confirmed the registration plate wasn’t for that vehicle specifically, which was found to be a 2000 Lincoln LS with no registration.
When asked about their whereabouts prior to the traffic stop, the driver initially said she picked Peters up in Clearfield Borough, but eventually they admitted to coming from a residence in Hyde.
In an interview with police, the driver said Peters asked her for a ride to Hyde and that Peters was at the residence for approximately 15 minutes.
She said Peters took her purse in and when she came back, she also had a bag of clothes and a backpack. The backpack was located on the middle floor area of the backseat near the children.
The officer advised the driver that she’d been at a known “drug residence,” which she denied having knowledge of. As the driver, she provided consent for police to search her vehicle.
Peters was advised of this and subsequently consented for police to search her personal belongings. Before this, she was patted down as officers observed a large bulge in her sweatshirt pocket.
At the request of police, Peters emptied items from her pocket, including credit cards, a vape, cigarettes and lighters. As she dug around, they reportedly heard items hitting against a glass pipe.
When advised it was suspected she had a meth pipe, Peters reportedly avoided turning it over but eventually did and it was found to have burnt residue inside.
A search of her belongings allegedly turned up two large crystals of crystal meth; a bag with 10.53 grams of crystal meth; a rolled joint with marijuana; and three stamp bags of heroin/fentanyl.
There was a piece of burnt foil, a metal pipe, digital scale, dug-out style pipe, several lighters, a vape and cartridge, a cut straw and a marijuana grinder with suspected marijuana, police said.
Officers also found a glass bubble pipe, cigars, rolling papers, a torch, a bag with a small amount of suspected marijuana and bag with nine prescription pills.
Inside a backpack, police located a notebook with information for Peters and her significant other that was the start of a ledger, according to the affidavit.
The registration plate was seized to return to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and towing services removed the vehicle from the scene.
Peters denied ownership of the drugs and paraphernalia, claiming she doesn’t sell controlled substances. Police then asked for consent to search her seized cell phone.
A search of her message history allegedly turned up numerous text and Facebook messages that confirmed Peters’ involvement in drug activity.
Peters was arraigned Thursday and housed in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. She’s scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing during centralized court Jan. 19.