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Driver allegedly crashes car after running from traffic stop

Police allegedly find cocaine, heroin and Ecstasy

U. SAUCON TWP., Pa. - An Allentown man faces more than a dozen charges after authorities allege he ran from a traffic stop with a variety of drugs in his car.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Dylan M. Marks with drug possession and fleeing and eluding police following a Dec. 23 traffic stop in Upper Saucon Township. District Judge Wayne Maura arraigned the 26-year-old on Christmas Eve morning, setting bail at $75,000.

State police with the Fogelsville barracks said Marks was stopped at Center Valley Parkway and West Saucon Valley Circle about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 23 for a traffic violation, according to a news release.

Police allege he fled the traffic stop and crashed into a tree about 200 yards away. Once a trooper took Marks into custody, authorities said they found heroin, cocaine, pot and Ecstasy. Police allege he was also driving under the influence.

Authorities charged Marks with three felony counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. He also faces single misdemeanor counts of fleeing or eluding, DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana and five summary traffic offenses, including driving with a suspended license.

Marks failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 2.


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