Leeper Man Charged in Pittsburgh-to-Clarion Drug Trafficking Case

sibble-mugLIMESTONE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – New charges were filed Monday in connection with a March 31 drug sting in Limestone Township, Clarion County.

The following charges were filed against Adam Roy Sibble, 31, of Leeper:

  • 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
  • DUI: Controlled Substance, Schedule 1 – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor

A criminal complaint filed on April 24 by Clarion County Chief Detective William Peck, IV, and Clarion-based State Police Tpr. Craddock states that police made contact with a confidential informant who indicated that Jesika McLaughlin and Adam Sibble went to Pittsburgh and were headed back to Clarion with two bricks of heroin.

Detective Peck and Tpr. Craddock then traveled to South Bethlehem and began surveillance of Route 66/28. A short time later, a blue Chevrolet Cobalt traveling north passed their position, and the officers observed that McLaughlin was a passenger in the vehicle.

jesika-mcclaughlinThe vehicle was later stopped on Route 66 by a member of Clarion-based State Police due to having a headlight out.

Contact was made with the operator of the vehicle – Adam Sibble – who confirmed that McLaughlin was in possession of a controlled substance, according to the criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint states that when McLaughlin was asked if there was anything in the vehicle, she removed a small bag from her purse and handed it to one of the officers through the passenger window.

The bag contained several bundles of suspected heroin (76 stamp bags), numerous empty stamp bags, syringes, a spoon, cotton, a section of rope, a glass pipe, and other paraphernalia.

Sibble was found to be in possession of six (6) empty stamp bags. Additionally, a syringe was found within a compartment located on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Sibble and McLaughlin were taken into custody and transported to the Clarion State Police barracks where Sibble failed a field sobriety test.

He was transported to the Clarion Hospital for a legal blood draw. Results from the blood test confirmed that Sibble was under the influence of heroin, according to the criminal complaint.

Sibble was lodged in the Clarion County Jail after failing to post $25,000 cash bail.

He faces a preliminary hearing on May 9 at 2:00 p.m. with Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller presiding.

McLaughlin, who was charged in the case earlier this month, waived her preliminary hearing on April 18. Her case has been transferred to the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas. She remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail on $40,000 cash bail.

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