Clearfield, PA – A New York man who was found with drugs in DuBois has been sentenced to state prison.
31-year-old Harmeen Smith pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 4 to 10 years in state prison.
On Sept. 7, DuBois City Police searched a home in DuBois to find a woman who had an active warrant. A man opened the door. Although he originally said he didn’t know where she was, he went to search the house and told officers that the woman was hiding in the bathroom. Police found her hiding in the shower with two small bags of a controlled substance and an unidentified pill.
The man who had opened the door gave police a fake name. The woman who had the active warrant said she didn’t know his real name, but she said she knew he had large amounts of drugs in the house.
Another woman came home and told police that she rented the house. She said that the man was her boyfriend and identified him as Harmeen Smith from New York.
Police got her permission to search the home. They reportedly found 8.5 grams of cocaine, 79 grams of ecstasy, and $1,400 in cash.
Smith was wanted in New York. Police say he admitted that the drugs were his and that the $1,400 was from selling drugs. He told officers that he would have made about $10,000 if he had been able to sell the drugs that they found. Smith allegedly said that he was in DuBois because he was trying to avoid the arrest warrant from New York.