YORK — A man found in possession of 149 pounds of high grade marijuana failed to show up for sentencing this week and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Miami Beach, Fla., was scheduled to be sentenced this week in York County District Court. Because he didn’t appear, Judge James Stecker issued the warrant.
Rosenwasser was initially charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class 2A felony; possession of one more than one pound of marijuana, a Class 4 felony; and no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 felony.
Those charges were later amended to two counts of attempt of a Class 4 felony, for which he was convicted.
According to court documents, Rosenwasser was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped by a Nebraska State Patrol trooper on Interstate 80 in mid-June last year. The trooper said Rosenwasser was speeding and failed to signal twice for lane changes.
The vehicle was stopped near York and during the traffic stop, the trooper said he saw a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana in the vehicle.
A subsequent search turned up 149 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags, with a street value estimated at $447,000.
Rosenwasser was then arrested, along with his passenger, Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica.