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KINGSTON — Police arrested a Kingston man they say was transporting drugs in the back seat of his car along with his young son after leaving a house littered with garbage and animal feces.


Robert Boedecker Jr., 20, of 336 Ridge Ave., was charged on Friday with two counts each of delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication facility.


After receiving complaints about drug dealing occurring at the residence, police said they initiated an investigation and made several controlled drug buys over the past two weeks.


Police allege that Boedecker stored marijuana and hashish in the residence and drove to meet customers who wanted to buy drugs. Police also say the drug buys and Boedecker’s residence are in a school zone.


After Boedecker left the residence Friday with his girlfriend and child, police stopped the car, searched it and found seven bags of marijuana, a digital scale and packaging material in the back seat where the child was sitting.


A search of the home, police found six guns, hashish, drug paraphernalia and about $1,500 in cash. Kingston code enforcement officials were called to the home, which police said was “in deplorable condition, with dog and cat feces in the rooms and hallways, garbage throughout the residence and clutter blocking doorways and hallways.”


Boedecker was arraigned before District Judge Paul Roberts and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $35,000 on each of two sets of charges related to controlled drug buys. Police said additional charged will be filed in connection with the traffic stop and search of the home.


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