A Middletown man faces drug and weapons charges after a Middletown police officer parked at the SnowElementary School saw him go through a stop sign.
Police say when the officer stopped the vehicle, he could smell marijuana. He says 27-year-old John Heckstall told him he had a machete in the vehicle and showed him a cigarette case containing marijuana cigarettes.
Police say a search of the vehicle found nearly four ounces of marijuana, a large sum of cash, drug paraphernalia and a Colt .380 pistol.
Heckstall was arrested on a variety of charges and held in lieu of $200,000 bond.