Court: Almost $3,500 worth of prescription pills found in suspected trafficker's car

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMay 5, 2014 

Robert Aldrich

Reckless driving led police to bust a 22-year-old man accused of trafficking almost $3,500 worth of prescription pills, as well as marijuana and suspected cocaine, according to court testimony.

Robert Allen Aldrich, 22, faced four counts possession of controlled substances , possession of dangerous drugs, imitating controlled substances and related charges during a Monday morning Recorder's Court hearing.

Police first pulled over Aldrich Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Woodruff Farm Road and Corporate Ridge after he was seen wavering on the road. When officers approached his red Mercury Grand, Aldrich exited, then bolted. He was caught near a patch of woods, an officer told the court.

In a grey bag stashed in the trunk, police found 7.7 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, plastic bags and a white powder that resembled cocaine.

Plastic bags containing the following prescription pills were also located: 36 Lamotrigine, 35 Clonazepam, 31 Trazodone, 18 Amphetamine, 13 Seroquel, three Hydroxyzine Pamoate, two Propranolol and one Sertraline. The street price of those 139 pills was valued at $3,475.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Aldrich's bond at $24,000.

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