A Lower Saucon Township teenager is facing felony drug charges after investigators set up drug buys through an informant.
Hellertown police charged Kenneth R. Grimm Jr. with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication device and possession of drug paraphernalia. District Judge Elizabeth Romig-Gainer arraigned the 19-year-old Thursday afternoon. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
Authorities said they began investigating Grimm for selling marijuana in August, and that a confidential informant indicated they could purchase pot from him, according to court records.
In early August, the informant set up a buy, and police watched Grimm leave his Glen View Drive home in Lower Saucon Township bound for the meeting with his buyer. Investigators said Grimm met briefly with the informant in the buyer’s car.
Authorities arranged another controlled buy about a week later and again watched Grimm leave his house and head directly for the pre-arranged location.
Members of the Northampton County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on Grimm’s home on Aug. 18. A search turned up an electronic kitchen scale and re-sealable plastic bags marked “Sour D” and “1/8,” all with marijuana residue, according to court records.
In his bedroom, police found a pipe, rolling papers, a metal grinder, a mason jar containing marijuana and an empty mason jar and 16 empty plastic bags containing marijuana residue.
Grimm’s next court date is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 30.