From staff reports
Three men are facing felony drug manufacturing charges in connection with an incident in which they were found with methamphetamine, needles and various drug paraphernalia during a vehicle search at the Sugarcreek Sheetz.
Sugarcreek police said they initially ran the plate number of a vehicle driven by Jerry Donald Phillips, 48, of Polk, while it was parked at Sheetz on May 14 because they suspected Phillips had outstanding warrants against him.
Venango County 911 confirmed Phillips was wanted on warrants and he was subsequently arrested, police said in a criminal complaint.
A search of the vehicle revealed several plastic baggies with green cash symbols on them, some containing a white powder residue, three scales and five hypodermic needles, police said.
Police said Raub and Shulters were both found to be in possession of a “small amount” of methamphetamine after they were taken into custody. Raub was also in possession of a smoking pipe and a small spoon with white residue on it, police said.
They were arraigned and then lodged in the Venango County jail after failing to post $15,000 bail.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.