Winslow Township, PA – A DuBois couple was reportedly found passed out in separate vehicles at a storage unit, which led to them being searched and arrested on drug charges.
State Police in DuBois were called out on Aug. 19 to the storage unit on Wayne Road in Winslow Township, near Reynoldsville. They allegedly found 38-year-old Joseph Kot Sr. and 43-year-old Christina Kinder, both of DuBois, passed out in different vehicles around 9 that morning.
After a search, police found that Kot had a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol in his pocket. Not only does Kot not have a concealed carry permit, but he is not allowed to have any firearms due to a 2005 conviction of endangering the welfare of a child. The officer also found drug paraphernalia and several small baggies containing a total of 18 grams of meth.
When the officer woke Kinder, she said that she and her boyfriend had been working on a car but decided to take a nap. However, police saw drug paraphernalia next to her in the car. They searched the vehicle and found about 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine in multiple baggies, a scale, stamp bags that had been already been marked to identify the drugs, syringes and pipes.
Kot is facing felony charges for carrying a prohibited firearm, plus drug-related misdemeanors. He was unable to post his 10 percent of $150,000 monetary bail, so he remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.
Kinder was charged with the felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, plus other drug-related misdemeanor charges. She was unable to post her 10 percent of $100,000 monetary bail, so he remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.
Both of their preliminary hearings are scheduled for today.