On 02/06/2020 at approximately 0439 hrs. NCPD responded to the area of S. Hanover St. at River Rd., at the request of the Pottstown Police Department on the report of a male stumbling in the street. PPD reported that the male was last seen walking south on S. Hanover St., and requested that the NCPD check the Chester County side of the River Bridge and S. Hanover St.
NCPD Officers located the male walking in the area of the Pottstown Quoit Club, 204 S. Hanover St. The male identified himself as Ronald Lee Smoyer II, 45 years old of Pottstown. Officers were familiar with Smoyer from prior police contact. Officers observed that Smoyer had a large lump with dried blood over his right eye. Smoyer advised Officers that he had walked into a pole earlier and refused medical treatment. Officers observed that Smoyer's eyes were pin point and his movement and speech was slow. Smoyer admitted to using heroin earlier. Officers conducted a search of Smoyer and recovered a spoon, syringe, and baggies from his pants pocket. Smoyer was taken into custody and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness. Smoyer was taken before DJ Hipple, District Court 15-3-01 and arraigned. Smoyer was unable to post bail and was taken to the Chester County Prison.