MAHONING TWP. — A Sunbury man possessed 1.2 pounds of pre-packaged synthetic marijuana when police stopped him because a headlight wasn’t working June 4 on Route 54.

When Mahoning Township Patrolman Matthew Gerst approached the vehicle of John Wayne Oyster, 32, of 318 Linden St., Sunbury, he could smell a strong odor of synthetic marijuana.

Oyster showed valid driver’s license but his registration card and proof of insurance weren’t valid. As Gerst was searching for Oyster’s documents, he saw near the center console area two bags consistent with synthetic marijuana packaging.

When Oyster’s passenger, Ray L. Wolever, of 314 Race St., Sunbury, got out, Danville Patrolman Keith Davenport saw a black grocery-type bag hanging open with multiple packets consistent with synthetic marijuana packaging. He also saw a blue glass pipe containing burned vegetable matter in the passenger side door pocket, charges said.

Gerst asked Oyster if there was anything in the vehicle that would hurt him and he said possibly a machete behind the driver’s seat.

No weapons were found. Oyster opened the truck, saying it might be in the trunk with no weapons located there.

While Davenport was retrieving Wolever’s identification, he found a brass pipe with burned vegetable matter. Davenport found multiple packets of suspected synthetic marijuana, green vegetable matter and cherry flavored rolling papers in the grocery-type bag along with a pocket knife in the center console.

Gerst charged Oyster with possessing 1.2 pounds of prepackaged synthetic marijuana, possessing a pipe and lighting requirements.

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