TOWAMENCIN TWP. Jeffrey Allen Shore wasn't just out for a ride with his family when Towamencin Township police stopped him Monday. In addition to his wife and their 3-year-old child, officers found 408 Oxycodone, OxyContin, acetaminophen and Alprazolam pills.

Shore, 39, of Baltimore, faces charges, including possession of a controlled substance, driving with a suspended driver's license, and failing to restrain his child in a car seat. He was released on his own recognizance.

An officer from Towamencin's traffic safety unit noticed Monday morning that Shore's red Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck appeared to be overweight as it was traveling east on Sumneytown Pike near I-476. Shore initially gave the officer a false name and birth date, chief Paul T. Dickinson said Tuesday in a statement.

Police learned that Shore did not have a valid driver's license, and his young child was unsecured in the truck, which was overweight by 1,700 pounds, Dickinson said. Police also found four prescription bottles with the 408 pills in them.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month in district court.

Authorities in Montgomery County have had numerous cases involving the illegal prescribing and possessing of painkillers and other highly addictive narcotics.

- Carolyn Davis