Routine Police Stop Provides Alleged Drug Offenders

A routine police detail in a nearby county helped police catch a wanted drug offender last week.

During a ‘Click It or Ticket’ check November 26 at approximately 4:50PM – a detail aimed at ensuring motorists are wearing their seat belts – state police troopers stationed at the Kittanning barracks stopped Israel James Fenstermaker, 23 of Wilmington, Del. for speeding. His passenger Dustin Baust, 26 of Brockport, Pa. was found to be wanted in the state of Tennessee for drug violations, along with another passenger – Daniel Brewer, 21 of Brockport – under the influence of heroin.

Fenstermaker was also found under the influence of heroin. After a consented search of the vehicle, 26 stamp bags of heroin, several empty stamp bags, multiple items of paraphernalia, four separate bags of marijuana and 12 syringes were discovered.

Festermaker is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver and driving under the influence and paraphernalia/traffic violations, and was arraigned in Allegheny County Night Court on $8,000 cash bail.

Baust and Brewer were released and are facing charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia before District Magisterial Judge Carolyn Bengel in Brackenridge, Pa.

  • By worthingtonman, December 1, 2011 @ 5:33 PM

    The Click It or Ticket check is just another way the police have found to harass anyone driving a car. Not saying that is bad the creeps got arrested, But what is it any of the State’s business who is wearing a seat belt. they let ya ride a motorcycle with no helmet, they don’t force the bus companies to follow any seat belt laws, yet it is a way for them to abuse your constitutional rights to privacy. It is no different than the aggressive driving stops they pull. harassment pure and simple by some of the biggest hypocrite to walk the earth.

  • By walrus, December 2, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    why would anyone not use a proven safety device?

  • By FreedomFighter, December 2, 2011 @ 8:33 AM

    Amen worthingtonman, couldn’t have said it better!

  • By worthingtonman, December 2, 2011 @ 2:06 PM


    It is not about wanting to wear it….It is about having to wear it. It is about taking responsibility for yourself. It is about using it as a means to pull you over and invade your privacy.

  • By JornJensen, December 2, 2011 @ 3:09 PM

    You’re all correct. The key is personal responsibility. “why would anyone not use a proven safety device?” – it needs to be a matter of personal responsibility – I wear seat belts but I don’t think it is the government’s job to MAKE me wear them. I wear them because they are a proven safety device.

  • By jester, December 2, 2011 @ 7:09 PM

    Walrus: because it’s my choice! I done need some lawmaker telling me. What to do when it causes not physical harm to anyone but myself! I ride a Harley do I hear a helmet? No why? The only difference in wearing one and not wearing one at 70 mph is weather the casket is open or closed!

  • By McDanno87, December 2, 2011 @ 9:22 PM

    Tell me, what constitutional rights to privacy do you need while driving unless you are doing something illegal? Would you also like them to stop DUI checkpoints because you feel it’s only the driver’s business if they’re drunk? Stop standing up for all these idiot drivers out there.

  • By jester, December 2, 2011 @ 10:50 PM

    Don’t not done sorry fat fingers

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