UPDATE: 27 Locals Arrested in Major Drug Bust in Clearfield County

Clearfield-Drug-ChartHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today announced criminal charges have been filed against 27 individuals accused of distributing or possessing illegal drugs in Clearfield County.

Those charged were being sought today during a collaborative sweep conducted by the Office of Attorney General, the Clearfield County Drug Task Force and other law enforcement partners.

The charges resulted from an investigation that focused on street- to mid-level trafficking, importation and distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine. Investigators identified those charged as active participants in this operation. A statewide investigating grand jury also reviewed evidence and heard testimony relating to this investigation.

Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation partnered with investigators from the Clearfield County Drug Task Force on the joint investigation. Law enforcement officials used various tools, including surveillance techniques and undercover purchases, as they worked to file charges.

Over the course of the investigation, investigators made a series of controlled purchases utilizing confidential informants and undercover officers/agents. Investigators purchased and seized a total of one pound of methamphetamine valued at approximately $90,736 and one and a half ounces of heroin valued at approximately $8,400. Additionally, investigators seized $27,867 in cash, seven weapons and one vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Attorney General Kane thanked the following agencies for their participation in the investigation: Clearfield County Drug Task Force, Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, DuBois City Police Department, Sandy Township Police Department, Lawrence Township Police Department, Clearfield Borough Police Department, Curwensville Borough Police Department, Morris-Cooper Regional Police Department, Decatur Township Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole, Clearfield County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County Probation and Parole and Jefferson County Drug Task Force.

Additionally, Attorney General Kane thanked members of the Clearfield County 911 Center and Clearfield County EMS for their assistance and support.

All defendants will be preliminarily arraigned before Clearfield County Magisterial District Judge Patrick Ford and will be prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General David Gorman and by the office of Clearfield County District Attorney William Shaw.

The following is a list of individuals charged today, their last known addresses and the charges they face:

Brian Duttry, 33, 3 Keystone Road, Brockway, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (heroin/methamphetamine).

Lacey Dean, 34, 113 Main St., Apt. C, Brookville, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Jessica Vicklund, 35, 9½ N. Jarred St., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Joe Alvin, 32, 135 E. Weber Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Hank Petrillo, 28, 409 Burt St., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Jack Yohe, 35, 372 E. Main St., Sykesville, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Kelly Zameroski, 22, 661 Juniata St., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Eric McDonald, 31, 320 West Long Ave., is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Cassidy Kaizer, 33, 312 W. Long Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Nathan Smith, 32, 312 W. Long Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Shannon Lathrop, 38, 9 N. Jarred St. Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Corinne Shannon, 35, 9 N. Jarred St. Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Frederick Oddo, 45, 109 E. Main St., Apt. E, Falls Creek, is charged with one count each of persons not to possess firearms and illegal sale or transfer of firearms.

Victor Elliott, 56, 224, of Scottsville, Ky., is charged with one count of illegal sale or transfer of firearms.

Robert Selfridge, 35, currently incarcerated at Clearfield County Prison, is charged with one count each of persons not to possess firearms and illegal sale or transfer of firearms.

Joseph Mazza, 23, currently incarcerated at Jefferson County Prison, is charged with one count each of possessing a firearm without a license, persons not to possess a firearm, burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and aggravated assault (methamphetamine/firearms).

Jodi Taylor, 33, 209½ E. Washington Ave., Falls Creek, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Joseph Frantz, 27, 1045 S. Brady St., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

John Pentz, 33, 205 W. Washington Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a non-controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Cristy Henderson, 30, 23 S. 3rd St., Dubois, is charged with one count of criminal conspiracy (methamphetamine).

Chapel Peace, 33, 176 Alaska Road, Brookville, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Jason Yusnukis, 25, 300 Quarry Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, operating a methamphetamine lab, possession of liquid ammonia, causing or risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment (methamphetamine).

Robert Milhomme, 29, currently incarcerated, is charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking and tampering with evidence.

Justin Zeruth, 28, 5727 Wayne Road, Dubois, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Brittany Keech, 23, 12 Tokarcik Lane, Brockway, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Cindy Teats, 49, 100 4th Ave., Apt. 511, Curwensville, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility (methamphetamine).

Shannon Audette, 29, 711 W. Long Ave., Dubois, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Individuals who have witnessed a drug deal in their neighborhood or suspect illegal drug activity where they live or work can send an anonymous tip to the Office of Attorney General by texting PADRUGS + YOUR TIP to 847411.


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