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Middletown Man In Drug Bust Outside Grade School

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John Heckstall (Middletown Police Photo)

John Heckstall (Middletown Police Photo)

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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.

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