DuBois City Police on April 3 charged Jeffrey C. McGregor, 50, of Punxsutawney, with a felony count of carrying a firearm without a license, misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary traffic violations as a result of an incident which occurred at 11:42 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the city.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed before District Judge Patrick Ford’s office, police topped a red Dodge Dakota traveling south on North Brady Street due to an expired Pennsylvania registration, which was displayed on the window.
After stopping the vehicle in the area of South Brady Street and Whitford Avenue, the police approached the driver, McGregor. Clearfield County Control also advised the officers that McGregor’s license was expired. He was advised by police that he could not drive the vehicle since his license was expired.
After McGregor agreed to a search of his vehicle, police found one red straw, one empty plastic baggie and one small plastic baggie with crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine in his wallet with other IDs and cards with his identity on them.
Police also found a silver and black Accu-Tek .380 pistol that was loaded with one round in the chamber ready to fire. The weapon was inside a lunch box between the driver and front passenger seat, according to reports. Police said McGregor did not have a concealed weapons permit and was advised of the violation in the manner which he was carrying the gun.
When asked how he uses the methamphetamine, McGregor said he snorts it. The suspected meth was mailed to the Erie Crime Lab for analysis on April 2.
McGregor’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 10.