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Police say a Harrisburg man told them he smoked a "blunt" 30 minutes before he was pulled over with his three children in his car in Manchester Township.

Anthony Jermaine Hatcher, 31, was stopped by Northern York County Regional Police at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, for an expired registration, according to charging documents.

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The officer smelled marijuana in the white Buick LeSabre, and when questioned, Hatcher said that he and the front-seat passenger had shared a "blunt," common slang for a marijuana cigarette, half an hour earlier, the court records state. 

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Hatcher's three children — ages 4, 7 and 10 — were in the back seat of the car, and the younger ones were not in booster seats, as required by Pennsylvania's child passenger safety law.

Hatcher was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of children, along with six other charges, documents state.

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When he was taken into custody, he told the arresting officer that he had marijuana in his boxer briefs, according to police.

After they arrived at the York County Judicial Center, police  found small amounts of marijuana and a white powder thought to be MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, that Hatcher said were for personal use, the charging documents state.

Hatcher was remanded to York County Prison on Sept. 13, and he posted $25,000 bail Sept. 14, according to court records.

 

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