Additional Charges Filed Against Two Clarion County Men for Selling Heroin

greenawalt-bailey-crimeSLIGO, Pa. (EYT) – Additional charges have been filed against two Rimersburg men for allegedly selling Heroin to a Confidential Informant on three separate occasions.

Earlier this month, 66-year-old Samuel Paul Bailey and 45-year-old Michael Robert Greenawalt, both of Rimersburg, were arrested following an on-going CNET investigation.

According to court documents, on December 23, Clarion-based State Police, filed additional criminal complaints against Bailey and Greenawalt from Heroin sales on October 27, December 3, and December 17, 2015, as follows:

October 27, 2015 – 20 Bags of Heroin Purchased from Greenawalt & Bailey by PSP Confidential Informant

According to a criminal complaint, at 6:45 p.m. on October 27, 2015, a Pennsylvania State Police Confidential Informant contacted Officer William Peck, of CNET (Clarion County Narcotics Enforcement Team), and informed him that he/she could assist with the purchase of Heroin in the Rimersburg area. Around 7:00 p.m., Officer Peck and another investigator met the CI at an undisclosed location. The CI said Michael Robert Greenawalt, of Rimersburg, communicated with him via text agreeing to sell him/her two “buns” (20 bags) of Heroin for $370.00.

The complaint states that the CI was given $370.00 of official funds. Greenawalt and the CI agreed to meet at a parking lot around 8:00 p.m. Around 8:07 p.m., the CI received a text from Greenawalt who told him to walk to the gas station, and they would meet him there.

The complaint indicates that around 8:10 p.m., the CI got into the back of Greenawalt’s vehicle at the gas station in Sligo. Greenawalt then turned south on State Route 58 towards Callensburg. Around 8:34 p.m., Greenawalt pulled back into the gas station parking lot. An undercover officer was approximately 30 feet from Greenawalt’s vehicle in an undercover vehicle and observed Greenawalt and an unknown older male (later identified at Bailey) in the vehicle. The CI exited the vehicle, and Greenawalt pulled out onto State Route 68 and headed towards Rimersburg. The CI then got into the undercover vehicle and handed him two bundles of Heroin. The undercover officer and the CI then left the area.

The CI stated that Greenawalt was driving the vehicle, and they went out onto back roads outside of Sligo. Greenawalt referred to the older male in the vehicle as “Sam.” Sam talked to the CI and told the CI that he can get bricks (50 bags) of Heroin if the CI wanted them. Sam told the CI that he can get a lot more of it, too. The CI related that Sam handed the Heroin to Greenawalt, and Greenawalt took the money and handed the Heroin to the CI, the complaint continues.

According to the criminal complaint, Trooper Michael Boltz provided surveillance for the undercover buy and followed Greenawalt towards Rimersburg. Trooper Boltz followed Greenawalt towards Rimersburg. Greenawalt made a right turn onto Huey Road, and a short time later, Trooper Boltz observed Greenawalt’s vehicle at a residence along Long Lane West. A vehicle in the driveway was registered to Samuel Bailey of Rimersburg.

The evidence was transported to PSP Clarion Station where a NIK (Narcotics Identification Kit) test was conducted on the suspected Heroin at 9:55 p.m. by the undercover officer. The NIK test showed a positive reading for Heroin. The evidence was then packaged and entered into evidence, the complaint states.

December 3, 2015 – 20 Bags of Heroin Purchased from Greenawalt & Bailey by PSP CI

According to a criminal complaint, on December 3, 2015, a PSP CI contacted Officer William Peck, of CNET, and informed him that he/she could assist with the purchase of Heroin in the Sligo area. Around 6:35 p.m., Officer Peck and and undercover officer picked up the CI at an undisclosed location. The CI said Greenawalt texted him and agreed to meet in the Sligo area around 7:00 p.m. Greenawalt agreed to sell the CI two “buns” (20 bags) of Heroin for $350.00. The CI was given $350.00 of official funds. Greenawalt texted the CI at 6:46 p.m. and said “five minutes” and agreed to meet in a parking lot in Sligo. The undercover officer drove the CI to the meeting place in his undercover vehicle.

The complaint indicates that around 6:50 p.m. the undercover officer and the CI arrived at the meeting place, and the CI got out of the vehicle and stood on the sidewalk. At 6:52 p.m., Greenawalt’s vehicle pulled into the parking lot, and the CI went over to the vehicle. At 6:53 p.m., the CI got into the back seat of Greenawalt’s vehicle, and at 6:56 p.m., the CI got out of Greenawalt’s vehicle and walked directly to the undercover vehicle, got into it, and handed the undercover officer 20 bags of heroin that were bundled into 2 – 10 bag bundles and held together with rubber bands. The undercover officer and the CI proceeded to a nearby gas station. Around 7:00 p.m. Greenawalt’s vehicle pulled into the same gas station. The undercover officer identified the individuals in the vehicle as Greenawalt and Bailey, and the CI related that Bailey handed Greenawalt the Heroin, and Greenawalt handed the Heroin to him/her.

The evidence was transported to PSP Clarion station where a NIK test was conducted on the suspected Heroin at 8:10 p.m. The NIK test showed a positive reading for Heroin. The evidence was then packaged and entered into evidence.

December 17, 2015 – 10 Bags of Heroin Purchased from Greenawalt & Bailey by PSP CI

According to a criminal complaint, on December 17, 2015, a PSP CI contacted Officer William Peck of CNET, and informed him that he/she could assist with the purchase of Heroin in the Sligo area. At approximately 6:45 p.m., An undercover officer picked the CI up at an undisclosed location. The CI related that Greenawalt texted him/her that he would meet him/her in the Sligo around 7:00 p.m. Greenawalt agreed to sell the CI one bun (10 bags) of heroin for $175.00. The CI was given $175.00 in official funds and made arrangements via text to meet at a parking lot in Sligo.

The complaint indicates that around 7:03 p.m. the CI and the undercover officer arrived at the parking lot. Around 7:04 p.m., Bailey’s vehicle pulled in the parking lot and drove directly behind and undercover vehicle; Bailey was driving, and Greenawalt was in the passenger’s seat. Around 7:07 p.m., the CI came back to Trooper Bailey’s undercover vehicle and handed him 10 bags of Heroin. Bailey’s vehicle left the parking lot and drove north on State Route 58 into Sligo.

The evidence was transported to PSP Clarion Station and was entered into evidence, the complaint continues.

Charges Filed Against Greenawalt

Greenawalt faces the following charges from Heroin sales on October 27, December 3, and December 17, 2015:

  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (three counts)
  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (three counts)
  • Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3 (three counts)
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (three counts)

Charges Filed Against Bailey

Bailey faces the following charges from Heroin sales on October 27, December 3, and December 17, 2015:

  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (three counts)
  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (three counts)
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (three counts)

Both men are awaiting preliminary hearing on the above offenses.

They are currently lodged in the Clarion County Jail.


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