On August 2, 2019, at approximately 2115 hours, Officer Jeb Cooper of the South Heidelberg Township Police Department was detailed to monitor traffic in the 1000 block of Fritztown Road. Officer Cooper clocked a vehicle traveling 55.2 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. Officer Cooper initiated a traffic stop, at which time the vehicle was stopped on East Galen Hall Road. Upon Officer Cooper making contact with the operator, Officer Cooper detected a strong smell of raw marijuana coming from the interior. During the course of the investigation, Officer Cooper was able to identify the operator as Stephen John Meehan IV, Glenside Pa. Officer Cooper learned prior to him approaching the stopped vehicle, Meehan IV placed a bag of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia inside the backpack of a juvenile occupant.
Stephen John Meehan IV was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant, and was charged with Possession of Marijuana/ Drug Paraphernalia, Corruption of a Minor, and Speeding. The juvenile was released to a guardian.