Reynoldsville, PA – A Brookville man faces felony charges after police reportedly found a wide variety of drugs in his car during a traffic stop earlier this month in Reynoldsville.

49-year-old Joseph Battaglia Jr. was pulled over on March 9 for having tinted windows that were too dark. When the officer spoke with him, she noticed that Battaglia’s pupils were extremely dilated and that he was sweating.

During a search of the vehicle and Battaglia’s clothes, police found methamphetamine, baggies of an unidentified white powder, suspected methadone pills and liquid, other various prescription pills, suboxone, butane hash oil (also known as wax or dabs), THC edibles, and marijuana.

They also found drug paraphernalia, including multiple cell phones and packaging material, typically used for dealing. Police seized $2,180 in cash.

Police took Battaglia for a blood draw, but the results have not come back yet. He was charged with felony manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He also faces lesser misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance, DUI, and vehicle summary violations.

Unable to post 10 percent of his $100,000 bail, he remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail. Battaglia’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 28.


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