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Milford Township Man Arrested for Dealing Drugs
Written by Kelly Chandler Staff Writer

          Upper Perk Police arrested a 24-year-old Milford man Saturday on felony drug charges, alleging he was dealing a designer drug known as "Molly," akin to ecstasy, as well as marijuana and prescription Alprazolam.

          According to court records, Michael J. Craver, of the 2000 block of Upper Ridge Road, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver or manufacture, possession, and one count each of criminal use of a communication facility, dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities, possession of drug paraphernalia and related offenses.

          He was arrested on a warrant issued by Judge Catherine Hummel Fried of Red Hill District Court.

          A criminal complaint in the case states that Craver was pulled over by Upper Perk Police for a traffic violation.  Police later said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Craver consented to a search.

          Inside the vehicle, police said they found bags of marijuana, a bag of a crystalized substance Craver reportedly identified as Molly, a digital scale and $1,056 in cash.  Police also reportedly found two prescription bottles and a clear plastic bag with Alprazolam tablets.  Alprazolam, part of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs, is used to treat panic disorders and anxiety.

          Authorities said Craver admitted to police he bought the drugs to sell for income.

Craver's passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was also found in possession of marijuana, police said.  

          After securing a warrant to search the impounded vehicle, a safe found in the vehicle and an iPhone, police said they found bulk quantities of marijuana and Molly, a "substantial" amount of packaging materials and another digital scale inside the safe.

          According to court documents, text messages were also found that "clearly showed that he [Craver] was in the business of selling MDMA, marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills."  Police said there were also videos of drug use on Craver's phone and pictures of drugs.

          Police said according to evidence found on the phone, Craver was in the area at the time of the traffic stop to meet with a Washington Street, East Greenville resident for a drug buy.

          Craver was preliminarily arraigned by District Judge Kathleen McGill, who set bail at $15,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in Red Hill District Court.

          Craver was also arrested by PA State Police in May of this year on drug charges, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and related offenses in Hilltown Township, according to court documents.  He was released on his own recognizance in that case and awaits an ARD court date Dec. 14 in Bucks County Court.





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