EBENSBURG — A Cherry Tree man with a jail record on both sides of the Cambria-Indiana County line has been arrested in the Cambria County seat on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Ebensburg Borough police said Brandon James Krolick, 34, who also has addresses in Green Township, Indiana County, and Hollidaysburg, Blair County, was stopped for a traffic violation Wednesday night.
Police said he appeared to be under the influence and first was taken to a drug recognition expert, after which he went to Conemaugh Miners Medical Center in Hastings before an arraignment Thursday morning.
Along with summary counts of not having rear lights nor a driver’s license, Krolick was charged with a second offense of DUI as well as three drug paraphernalia counts and two of possession of a controlled substance.
Johnstown Magisterial District Judge Susan M. Gindlesperger placed him in the Cambria County Jail in lieu of a bond set at $7,500, pending a March 10 preliminary hearing. That hearing will be before Ebensburg Magisterial District Judge Frederick S. Creany.
In Indiana County Court in August 2007, Krolick was ordered to serve one to 23 months in the county jail and was assessed $3,048.77 in fines, costs and restitution for his convictions in six cases.
He also was given eight years of probation for forgery, access device fraud, theft, receiving stolen property, fleeing from police, possession of drugs and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
In April 2016 he waived a hearing on multiple felony counts including operating a methamphetamine lab and conspiracy to manufacture or deliver meth, in a case out of Patton Borough.
Many of the charges were not prosecuted, but he pleaded guilty to possession of materials used to manufacture a controlled substance and was sentenced in September 2017 to one to three years in the State Correctional Institution-Forest in Marienville.