Greencastle man charged after children found in vehicle that smelled of marijuana

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

A Greencastle man who allegedly had children in his vehicle that smelled of burning marijuana last fall has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police.

According to information filed in the office of Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Donald Charles Trish, 54, 15312 Ridge Road, was charged with several offenses after Pennsylvania State Police were called to the address about possible drug activity.

An officer arrived at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 22 and could see several people in a Dodge Caravan, according to court records. Two children exited and the officer spoke to Trish on the driver's side, noticing a strong odor of burning marijuana. When he presented his identification, the trooper saw a baggie of green seeds in his wallet.

Trish also turned over a bag of suspected marijuana, court records said. During a search of the vehicle, two smoking devices, a container with suspected drug residue, and a container with two small blue pills were found, according to police.

Trish was charged with possession of a controlled substance and of a small amount of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.