Police: Man took 2-year-old son on trip to sell cocaine
Joseph J. Romano, 26, of Albrightville, Carbon County, was arrested on charges of dealing cocaine and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday after Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department stopped his car for a traffic violation and allegedly found $2,200 worth of cocaine and his 2-year-old son in the car. (POCONO MOUNTAIN REGIONAL POLICE, HANDOUT / September 16, 2011)
A 26-year-old Carbon County man is in jail Friday after police said they stopped him for a traffic violation and found $2,200 worth of cocaine and his 2-year-old son in the car.
Joseph J. Romano of Albrightsville was stopped around 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Route 903 in Tunkhannock Township after police saw him swerve over the double yellow line, Pocono Township Police Department said in a news release.
When police activated emergency lighting to make a traffic stop, Romano was seen throwing items out the window. The items turned out to be three plastic bags containing large chunks of powder cocaine with a street value of about $2,200, police said.
Police said they also found a scale and $350 cash and Roman's 2-year-old son in the car. The investigation revealed he was on his way to deliver the cocaine to a local customers, police said.
Romano was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in Monroe County jail under $10,000 bail.