Cooksburg Pair Arrested for Allegedly Selling Heroin, Endangering Welfare of 4-year-old Child

walker-mugsMONROE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Two Cooksburg residents are facing felony drug charges for allegedly selling heroin.

According to court documents, Clarion County authorities filed criminal charges against 26-year-old Dylan James Walker and 23-year-old Chelsea Lynn Gearhart-Walker, of Cooksburg.

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:30 a.m. on April 7, CNET members, Troop C Vice members, and Clarion-based State Police Troopers served a search warrant for drug activity at a Monroe Township hotel. Authorities were investigating Dylan James Walker and Chelsea Lynn Gearhart-Walker and their involvement in selling heroin.

The complaint indicates that authorities served the warrant, and the occupants would not immediately open the door. After Detective William Peck, of CNET, provided loud verbal commands to open the door, law enforcement then attempted to force entry. Once entry was made into the room, Dylan Walker and Chelsea Gearhart-Walker were detained. Also, present in the hotel room was a four-year-old child.

The complaint states that “a search was conducted of the hotel room, and CNET seized heroin, over $2,000.00 in US currency, and a semi-automatic pistol.”

Detective Peck “obtained evidence that Walker is involved in the selling of heroin and engaged in criminal conspiracy with Gearhart-Walker,” the complaint continues.

Both suspects were placed under arrest, and the child was turned over to CYS (Children and Youth Services).

The accused were arraigned on April 7 in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill.

They face the following charges:

  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
  • Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
  • Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1

Unable to post $50,000.00 bail each, they were lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for both individuals at 2:00 p.m. on April 19 with Judge Schill presiding.


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