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Driver Caught with Knives, Oxycodone, Police Say

Police investigated a car that was stuck in the middle of the road during a snowstorm. The driver allegedly had multiple knives and pills.

The folllowing information was provided by the Lower Moreland Police Department:

Feb. 9 – Weapons Possession

  • Area of Red Lion Rd. & Dale Rd.

During the snowstorm last week, a Lower Moreland Police Officer noticed a black Nissan Sentra on Red Lion Road stranded in the lane of traffic with four inches of snow on the ground. The officer used his car to push the Nissan onto Dale Road so snow plows could clear the streets.

Once the car was on Dale Rd., the officer approached the car to find the driver, Francis Mcalorum, 26, of Philadelphia, having blood shot eyes and the officer also detected a strong smell of marijuana. As the officer began to question him, he noticed a black handled knife attached to the dash board just above the radio. The officer had Mcalorum exit the car. Once Mcalorum was out of his car, he admitted he had another knife, which was attached to his belt. The officer placed him in handcuffs for safety reasons.

Mcalorum admitted to smoking pot with his girlfriend earlier in the day, and police seized a Ziploc bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be pot from his car. Police also found a Ziploc bag containing tiny blue pills, which were later found to be Oxycodone Hydrochloride (30 mg). Mcalorum did not allow the police to search his car, but did allow the police to look through his phone. On the phone there were numerous texts from unknown numbers relating to trading certain narcotics with one another, according to the report.

The car was impounded and Mcalorum faces Prohibited Offensive Weapons and Drug charges pending lab results.

Kerri Tippy Leckerman February 16, 2013 at 06:08 PM
i wonder what time of the day this was.... he was probably coming from the methadone clinic on philmont ave......it's so ridiculous.... every week someone from outside of this township is arrested for drugs....unbelievable that this township is not up in arms about the clinic.....

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