West York Police on Tuesday seized this 10-pound batch of what they identified as marijuana after a traffic stop in the borough.
West York Police on Tuesday seized this 10-pound batch of what they identified as marijuana after a traffic stop in the borough. (Courtesy of West York Police)

A West York Police patrolman seized 10 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men on drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday night.

The seizure is the single largest to result from a traffic stop in the history of the department, according to a news release from police.

Jonathan Jim Gonzalez, 26, who has addresses in Harrisburg and Phoenix, Ariz., and Timothy M. Rier Jr., 23, of the 400 block of Roman Court in Manchester Township, are each charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Gonzalez was also cited with driving without a license, and Rier was also wanted on two warrants, police said.

Both men are free on bail. District judge Walter Groom set bail at $150,000 for Gonzalez and $100,000 for Rier when they were arraigned Wednesday morning, according to court records.

Traffic stop: A patrolman spotted the white Ford Focus Gonzalez was driving in the 1200 block of West Market Street and stopped it for faulty head and tail lights about 9:25 p.m., police said.

Gonzalez and Rier attempted to hide the marijuana on the passenger side of the car, but the patrolman smelled its strong odor as he was talking with the men, police said.

The patrolman also noticed drug paraphernalia and had the car impounded until he could get a search warrant, police said.

With the warrant in hand, police searched the car just after midnight on Wednesday and found 10 large, individual heat sealed packages of marijuana in a cardboard box in the car, police said.

Neither Rier nor Gonzalez could be reached for comment, and their respective court documents do not list attorneys.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.