A 28-year old Troy man could face as much as 15 and a half years in state prison and $115,000 in fines after pleading guilty to drug possession as well as a pair of DUIs across a 4-month period.
According to court records, police say that Daniel Alfred Bump had the makings of a ‘mobile methamphetamine lab’ on March 1, when he was pulled over in Tunkhannock Borough for suspicion of DUI.
Tunkhannock Borough Patrolman Richard Stevens did a run on Bump’s driver’s license that revealed it was suspended, and that Bump also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Bradford County.
A hypodermic needle cap was seen in plain view in Bump’s vehicle, and he was asked if any drugs were inside.
According to court papers, Bump told police, “There shouldn’t be,” but a search revealed a white powdery substance that they said looked like methamphetamine as well as 2-liter bottles with tubes, and a packet of Sudafed tablets, sometimes used in the production of meth.
Bump pleaded guilty to a DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on March 1, as well as a DUI of a controlled substance on Nov. 3, in Mehoopany Township.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.
Others entering guilty pleas before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Friday morning:
*Frederick Douglas Bombacie, 63, of Towanda, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement on May 8.
*Kenneth Gerald Burgess, 36, of Glen Richey, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension on June 13; and to DUI of a controlled substance on June 13.
*Shay Castor, 36, of Dickson City, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 18, 2018.
*Robert Allen Davis, 56, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to retail theft on March 2.
*Teddy Michael Ely, 24, of Noxen, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Mar. 29.
*Paisley Rose Seymour, 22, of Dunmore, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief on Feb. 19, 2018.
*Ronald Benjamin Smith, 33, of Wyalusing, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on July 19, 2016.
*Anthony M. Vancosky, 52, of Covington Township, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person on March 3.