29 Busted in Second Drug Sweep in Two Days

CLARION, Pa. – According to a press release issued Friday by the Clarion County District Attorney’s Office,  twenty-nine individuals  have been charged today with narcotics trafficking in southern Clarion County and northern Armstrong County.

Early this morning members of the Clarion Narcotics Enforcement Team, and the Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department, assisted by other law enforcement agencies, began serving arrest warrants for twenty-nine individuals who have been charged with narcotics trafficking in southern Clarion County and northern Armstrong County.

The issuance of these arrest warrants is the result of a yearlong investigation conducted in cooperation with ARM-NET (Armstrong County Drug Task Force) and the drug interdiction unit of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Today’s activities are a continuation of yesterday’s operation in Armstrong County.  Due to the large number of warrants issued (53) the operation was conducted over two days.

All charges for warrants issued today in Clarion County were filed in Magisterial District 18-3-04, and will be arraigned in front of Hon. Jeffrey Miller Magisterial District Judge.  Armstrong County cases were filed in Magisterial District 33-3-04, Hon. Samuel R. Goldstrohm, and Magisterial District 33-3-02, Hon. James H. Owen.

Statement from Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron:

“Activities of the last two days are an example of what can be done when law enforcement agencies cooperate regardless of county or municipal borders”

“All heroin present in Clarion County has been “imported” from other areas.   Over the past two days, we have addressed the heroin travelling up the Route 28 corridor into Clarion County, as well as heroin coming from Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cleveland.   The Assistance of Attorney General Kane, and Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi were instrumental in making this operation a success.”

“Several of today’s warrants relate to individuals selling suboxone. The intended purpose of suboxone is to treat heroin addiction.  But, suboxone is an opiate, the same as heroin is an opiate. Suboxone is routinely diverted from treatment into the illegal drug trade where the addictions and lives destroyed are exactly the same as heroin.”

“The work of the under-cover law enforcement officers involved in drug interdiction is extremely dangerous and of necessity unacknowledged.  These officers put their lives on the line every single day to make our communities a better place to live, and safer for our children.  While their work must be in the shadows, our communities appreciate their work in apprehending the drug dealers who prey upon our children.” 

“I would also like to thank the uniformed law enforcement officers who participated in today’s activities.  The work of Clarion County CNET Coordinator William Peck was instrumental in bringing about these arrests.”

Participating in today’s operation were:

– Agents of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane
– Clarion Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET)
– Southern Clarion Regional Police Department
– Armstrong County Narcotics Enforcement Team (ARM-NET)
– Pennsylvania State Police – Clarion Barracks
– Pennsylvania State Police – Punxsutawney Barracks
– Clarion County Sheriff’s Office
– Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office
– Ford City Police Department
– Clarion Borough Police
– Knox Borough Police
– Emlenton Borough Police
– Clarion County Adult Probation

List of individuals arrested in today’s operation:

Name   Drug   Location
Adrienne Klein, 30 YOA Suboxone Rimersburg Borough
Rimersburg, PA
Tyler Wolfe, 21 YOA Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
Mayport, PA Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
William McElravy, 23 YOA Cocaine Hawthorn Boro
Hawthorn, PA
Frank Laborde, 41 YOA Suboxone New Bethlehem Boro
Timblin, PA
Brandon Moore, 24 YOA Attempt Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem PA
Ty Cressman, 21 YOA Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem PA
Cade Kennemuth, 23 YOA Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
Fairmount City, PA
Sharon Custer, 47 YOA Suboxone Rimersburg Boro
Rimersburg, PA Suboxone Rimersburg Boro
Suboxone Rimersburg Boro
Suboxone Rimersburg Boro
Megan Furl, 28 YOA Suboxone East Brady
East Brady, PA
Wendy Snyder, 55 YOA Alprazolam New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem PA
Brittany Hoover, 23 YOA Heroin New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem, PA
Margaret Haggerty, 45 YOA Vicodin New Bethlehem Boro
Ford City, PA
Danielle Myers, 34 YOA Viocden New Bethlehem Boro
Bruin, PA
Kari Kirkwood, 23 YOA Heroin Redbank Township
Ford City, PA
Douglas Bowser, 30 YOA Suboxone Toby Township
Rimersburg, PA
Damen Dubrock, 24 YOA Marijuana Hawthorn Boro
New Bethlehem PA Marijuana Hawthorn Boro
Brendan Golden, 21 YOA Marijuana New Bethlehem Boro
St. Petersburg, PA Marijuana New Bethlehem Boro
Dianne Smith, 28 YOA Fentanyl Brady Township
Chicora, PA Fentanyl Brady Township
Andrew Gold, 30 YOA Suboxone New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem, PA Amphetamine New Bethlehem Boro
Jarrod Franklin, 26 YOA Heroin Redbank Township
Mayport, PA Paraphernalia Redbank Township
David Young, 42 YOA Fentanyl Brady Township
Rimersburg, PA Oxycodone Brady Township
Fentanyl Brady Township
Marijuana Brady Township
Leighla Ritchey, 27 YOA Suboxone New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem PA MDPV New Bethlehem Boro
Suboxone New Bethlehem Boro
Danielle Wolfe, 23 YOA Buprenorphine New Bethlehem Boro
New Bethlehem, PA Amphetamine New Bethlehem Boro
Melodie Wolfe, 24 YOA Buprenorphine Clarion Borough
Summerville, PA
Douglas Bowser, 49 YOA Vicodin Armstrong County
Ford City, PA
Jessie Space, 26 YOA Kalonopin Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge, PA
Zach Nulph, 23 YOA Suboxone Distant
Oak Ridge, PA Suboxone Distant
Daniel Rearick, 21 YOA Heroin New Bethlehem
New Bethlehem, PA Suboxone Distant
Zach Swan, 26 YOA Heroin Dayton
Dayton, PA

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