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Blooming Grove drug arrest

Posted 10/23/20

BLOOMING GROVE, PA — On October 16, at 1:30 a.m., Trooper Matthew Cruver and Trooper Adam Thomas  of PSP Blooming Grove Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Robert Allen Mandato from  …

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Blooming Grove drug arrest

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BLOOMING GROVE, PA — On October 16, at 1:30 a.m., Trooper Matthew Cruver and Trooper Adam Thomas  of PSP Blooming Grove Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Robert Allen Mandato from  Pittsburgh on Interstate 84 Westbound, Greene Township, Pike County. Throughout the course of the traffic stop, numerous indicators of criminal activity were  observed by the troopers and a consent to search was conducted. During the search  troopers located laundry bags in the vehicle’s trunk which were determined to have  55 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $220,000, a variety of  prescriptions pills, and over $11,000 in cash. Mandato was charged with possession of  marijuana with intent to deliver, a felony offense along with other misdemeanor drug  charges. Mandato was jailed in Pike County Correctional Facility on $250,000 bail while  he awaits a preliminary hearing.

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