Man Faces New Charges for Selling Cocaine to Undercover Officer in Clarion

guntherCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Following a year-long investigation, a 21-year-old man in facing new charges for selling Cocaine to an undercover officer in the Borough of Clarion.

According to court documents, on May 5, 2016, state police filed additional criminal charges against 21-year-old Gunther Thomas Gaiser, of Butler.

According to a criminal complaint, around 3:00 p.m. on March 17, 2015, Officer William Peck of the Clarion District Attorney’s office CNET advised a state police officer that a confidential informant had allegedly set up a deal with Gunther Thomas Gaiser via a cell phone indicating he would sell two grams of Cocaine for the sum of $170.00. Officer Peck advised the officer that “he would be meeting the C.I. at a residence on Wood Street to do the deal.”

The complaint states that “around 3:48 p.m., the exchange of $170.00 of confidential funds for two grams of Cocaine was made between (the undercover officer) and Gaiser on Wood Street in Clarion.”

Gaiser allegedly told the undercover officer, “If you have any of your buddies that are looking for some let me know.” Gaiser then gave the officer his cell phone number, the complaint indicates.

The evidence N.I.K. tested positive for Cocaine, the complaint continues.

Based on the information gathered during the investigation, Gaiser was arraigned at 1:45 p.m. on May 5, 2016, in front Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn.

He faces the following charges:

  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
  • Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Bail was set at $50,000.00 unsecured.

In a similar case, Gaiser was arrested for selling Cocaine to an undercover officer on March 20, 2015.

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail on April 29, 2016.

Bail was posted by a Pittsburgh Professional Bondsman on May 2, 2016.

Gaiser is being represented by Justin John-Earl Ketchel, Esq., of Pittsburgh.

Preliminary hearings for both cases are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 26 with Judge Quinn presiding.

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