Comments Off on Christina Sue Kinder, 43, and Joseph Michael Kot Sr., 38, of DuBois, found passed out in cars with over 60 grams of Methamphetamine

REYNOLDSVILLE — State police arrested two DuBois residents after they were seen passed out in their vehicles at a storage unit facility. When searched, police say they found 68 grams of meth and multiple items of drug paraphernalia.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, state police were dispatched to the Wayne Road storage units in Reynoldsville after a caller reported two people were passed out in two different vehicles.

When police arrived Joseph Michael Kot Sr., 38, was asleep in the passenger seat of a black Honda Civic with the door wide open. Christina Sue Kinder, 43, was asleep in the front passenger seat of a black Chevy Cobalt with the door open.

When Kot was awakened and frisked, police found a loaded pistol in his front pocket.

Kot told police he did not have a concealed weapons permit.

A criminal history check showed Kot is not permitted to possess a firearm, due to a 2006 conviction of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police also saw a large bulge in his other front pocket, which was about 18 grams of methamphetamine and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.

In Kinder’s vehicle, police found multiple items drug paraphernalia in plain sight. When the vehicle was searched, 50 grams of methamphetamine was found, as well as baggies, a scale, glassine baggies with different markings on them, multiple syringes, and several smoking devices.

The couple, who are both residents of 74 Judge Road, Lot 54, DuBois, told police they had been working on one of the vehicles and stopped to take a quick nap.

Kinder and Kot are charged by state police with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kot was also charged with carrying a firearm without a license and when he is prohibited from doing so.

Charges were filed Aug. 21.

Kot’s bail is set at $150,000 cash, and Kinder’s at $10,000 cash.

Both Kot and Kinder waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge David B. Inzana of Brookville Tuesday afternoon.

They remain incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail.


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