DuBois Man Busted for Meth at Clarion County Motel

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – CNET and local law enforcement officers arrested a 34-year-old man at a motel in Clarion for possession of methamphetamine and related charges on Thursday.

According to court documents, criminal charges were filed against 34-year-old Jason A. Schoening, of DuBois.

A criminal complaint states that around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, a member of CNET (Clarion County Narcotics Enforcement Team) was requested to assist Clarion-based State Police as they had received information that Jason Schoening was currently at a motel in Clarion. Schoening was known by PSP to have a warrant for a firearm violation.

According to the complaint, around 11:55 a.m., Clarion-based State Police officers and the CNET member went to the motel. Schoening was ordered out of the room and placed in custody. PSP officers entered the room to clear it for any immediate threats, and in plain view on a small table inside the room was a round mirror with a white crystal substance cut into a “line.” Directly to the right of the mirror was a clear glass vial containing a white crystal substance.

Schoening was brought back into the room, read his Miranda rights, and then he was questioned about the white crystal substance. He advised that it was “meth.” Schoening stated that a friend of his brought the meth over and told him, “help yourself.” He also advised that he and a known woman had just used the meth, according to the complaint.

A search warrant was requested and approved by Magisterial District Judge Duane Quinn.

The following items were seized from the motel room:

– one black LG Smartphone located on the bedroom nightstand;
– one black Samsung Smartphone located on the bedroom nightstand;
– one round mirror containing suspected methamphetamine and a razor blade located on the corner table;
– one clear vial containing suspected methamphetamine located on the corner table;
– one blue propane torch located on the floor beside the corner table;
– one black zipper side glasses case containing two glass smoking pipes with residue located on the corner table;
– one magnetic key box containing an empty small ziplock baggie with residue located on the corner table;
– one black V7 backpack containing three Smartphones, a black combination safe containing nine pre-packaged ziplock baggies of methamphetamine inside of two magnetic key holders, nine suboxone strips and small glass smoking pipe, a DIA-20 digital scale, one orange RX bottle containing suspected marijuana and several empty plastic baggies;
– one yellow East Sport backpack containing mail with Schoening’s name on the mail;
– one glass smoking pipe located in the top dresser drawer;
– one Smart Weigh digital jewelry scale located in the top dresser drawer; and
– one blue zipper bag containing several unused small ziplock baggies, commonly used in pre-packaging illegal substances.

Schoening was arraigned at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office on the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (two counts)
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $100,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, with Judge Schill presiding.


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