Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

A North Carolina man who was stopped on Interstate 99 in Snyder Township is facing the possibility of 17 years in prison and $260,000 in fines after a speeding ticket turned into much more.
Rickey Bumgarner of Lumberton, N.C. was stopped for speeding on Interstate 99 on September 18 at 2:30 a.m.
A state police trooper asked Bumgarner if it was okay to search the vehicle to which Bumgarner consented.
During the search, state police found 11 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the Pontiac Bonneville driven by Bumgarner. They also found $250 from an envelope above the drivers side visor.
Inside the envelope was a sheet indicating monitary amounts which were owed and paid consistent with that of drug trafficking. Police also found $511 in Bumgarner’s wallet and $178 in his front pocket. Police also found a packet of Zig Zag rolling papers in his front pocket.
Police field tested the suspected marijuana utilizing the NIK Identification System. It tested positive.
Bumgarner faces one felony charge with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two misdemeanor charges of posession of a controlled substance and posession of drug parapernalia.
The suspect was arraigned before District Justice Elizabeth Doyle.
He is represented by attorney Tom Dickey and the preliminary hearing was postponed until October 21 at 11 a.m.
Bumgarner is free on $25,000 straight bail.

By Rick