UPPER DARBY— A drug dealer was arrested by township police, according to authorities.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Friday that Ira Sample, 28, of the 5500 block of Greenway Avenue in Philadelphia, was arrested by Upper Darby police Wednesday afternoon with drugs, pills and cash after he was pulled over for a moving violation.

Sample is charged with four misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, three felony counts of manufacturing and distributing, and one felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $10,000 cash bail Friday following his Thursday preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Ann Berardocco.

In the affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Richard Howell, he and Officer Louis Garay Jr. were on patrol in the 600 block of Lansdowne Avenue when they observed a black Toyota sedan fail to use a turn signal for a lane change. The driver was then pulled over.

“While speaking with Sample, this affiant detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and observed a piece of a green vegetable matter on the driver’s side floor,” wore Howell.

Sample stepped out from the car and the police allegedly found the following items: $101 in cash; three iPhones; a heat-sealed bag containing two clear sandwich bags filled with a green vegetable matter; a metal tin containing four clear heat-sealed bags each containing a clear sandwich bag filled with a green vegetable matter; two round pink pills marked K 56; an orange prescription bottle addressed to Sample containing 45 round blue pills; and one black plastic bag containing 84 clear Ziploc bags containing a blue wax paper bag, each filled with an off-white powdery substance and numerous pieces of newspaper marked “Fendi.”

On Sample’s person police allegedly discovered $493 in cash, a clear Ziploc bag containing a crystal like substance, one piece of green vegetable manner, and one clear Ziploc-type bag containing a blue wax paper bag stamped “Fendi” filled with an off-white powdery substance.

Field tests of the non-pill items found during the arrest had positive reactions for marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine, police said. Poison control informed police that the two different types of pills were oxycodone.

Chitwood said Friday that “another one bites the dust” with Sample’s arrest.

Sample was also charged a summary offense for a turning movements and required signals violation that initiated the traffic stop.

Sample is due in court Aug. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

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