Franklin man arrested on drug charges


From staff reports

A Franklin man is facing drug charges after police allegedly found him with marijuana in Riverfront Park last week.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Matthew Kirtland’s office said that around 8 p.m. on Feb. 16, Franklin police located an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in Riverfront Park and observed a small amount of suspected marijuana in the passenger door.

Four individuals later returned to the vehicle, and police conducted a traffic stop, the complaint said.

Police noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and upon request, 19-year-old Jacob Lallemand produced a large sandwich bag containing the substance from his position in the passenger seat, the complaint said.

Lallemand was then asked to step outside the vehicle, and police located inside his bookbag a second bag containing suspected marijuana, the complaint said.

The bags weighed a combined total of 33 grams, the complaint said.

Lallemand is facing a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and three misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors.

He was arraigned before district judge Patrick Lowrey and placed in the Venango County jail on $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Central Court.