More ‘Snail Mail’ Meth Ring Defendants Waive Hearings


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – More defendants in the “Operation Snail Mail” drug case appeared in district court on Friday, October 6, in Brookville.

According to court documents, the following six defendants facing various drug charges as part of an extensive crystal methamphetamine distribution ring waived their preliminary hearings in District Judge Greg Bazylak’s office:

Eric Clark, 38, of Brockway – Unable to post $80,000.00 monetary bail, Clark remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

Anthony Dubeck, 57, of DuBois – Unable to post $80,000.00 monetary bail, Dubeck remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

Tracy Harmon, 56, Mayport – Unable to post $100,000.00 monetary bail, Harmon remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

Deren R. Issler, 51, of Brockway – Issler is free on $30,000.00 (10%) monetary bail.

Joseph Michael Kot, Sr., 38, of DuBois – Unable to post $150,000.00 monetary bail, Kot remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

Brittany Lynn Royer, 27, Clearfield – Royer is free on $30,000.00 (10%) monetary bail.

District Judge Greg Bazylak Office

The group is part of 30 alleged drug dealers who were recently arrested in connection with the shipment and sale of $1.6 million in crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest counties over the last 18 months. The crystal meth was shipped to Jefferson County and the surrounding area through the U.S. mail from drug dealers in Arizona and California.

The crystal meth was shipped to Jefferson County and the surrounding area through the U.S. mail from drug dealers in Arizona and California. It was then sold throughout northcentral Pa. by a network of 30 drug dealers.

The 35 pounds of crystal meth that they sold – broken up into ¼ and ½ gram doses – produced between 32,000 and 64,000 doses of the drug that were sold in the five counties.

Investigators used a series of controlled purchases, court-approved electronic surveillance, package interceptions, and other tactics to identify the drug dealers involved.


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