A Maryland man arrested for drug distribution after being caught stealing candy bars waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Quenton D.R. Clifton, 18, of Dundalk, Md., was charged with felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and summary retail theft after an incident at Sheetz in the 300 block of East King Street in Shippensburg at 1:54 a.m. Oct. 24.
Shippensburg Borough Police said a call on the retail theft of candy bars led to the discovery of several baggies of marijuana on Clifton.
Employees at Sheetz reported that they saw Clifton putting candy bars in his pockets, according to police. Police found him a short time later up the street. Police say he was in possession of two unpaid candy items valued at $3.58.
While searching him, police say they also found 11 bags of marijuana ready for distribution.
He had a preliminary arraignment on Oct. 24 in front of Magisterial District Judge Paul Fegley and held on $5,000 cash bail, which was posted that day.
Both charges were waived to higher court on Monday.
A formal arraignment has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 21 in Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.
The drug offense is Clifton’s second, as Shippensburg University Police charged him with possession of marijuana on Aug. 24, according to police. He was released on his own recognizance and that charge was also waived to county court, according to court records.
A formal arraignment in the first case is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 27.
According to court records, he is represented by Senior Assistant Public Defender Douglas Clifton in the first possession case, and Assistant Public Defender Clay Merris in the felony distribution case.