Two Locals Waive Hearings in Drug Case

mcyintire-mugs-2MONROE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Felony drug charges against two local individuals – stemming from an incident that occurred at WalMart in Monroe Township – have been waived for court.

According to court documents, preliminary hearings that were scheduled for yesterday against 22-year-old Joseph Alvin McIntyre, of Rimersburg, and 54-year-old Candy Leigh McIntyre, of New Bethlehem, for felony drug charges and related offenses were waived.

Both cases have been transferred to the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

February 4 – Candy McIntyre Allegedly Asks Strangers to Buy Her Sudafed

According to a criminal complaint, on February 4, 2016, police were advised that a female was in WalMart asking people to buy her Sudafed. Trooper Steve Manns, of Clarion-based State Police, located the female who was identified at Candy McIntyre. WalMart associates related that Joseph McIntyre was in the sporting goods section and had retrieved a can of Coleman fuel. He purchased the Coleman fuel and had stolen batteries and other items. Sudafed and Coleman fuel are essential items used in the “shake-n-bake” or “one-pot” Methamphetamine manufacturing process.

Joseph McIntyre Arrested

The complaint indicates that Joseph McIntyre was transported to PSP Clarion. McIntyre is on Clarion County Probation, and the probation office had him submit a urine test which showed that he had Amphetamine and Methamphetamine in his system.

Joseph McIntyre was read his Miranda Rights, and he signed the same. He related that he and Candy McIntyre, along with two other individuals, went to WalMart together. He was questioned about buying Sudafed and stealing batteries. McIntyre allegedly related “those are not the right batteries for that stuff….from what I have heard.” He allegedly related smoking something earlier out of a pipe. He was asked if it was Methamphetamine, and he then requested a lawyer, and the interview was stopped, according to the complaint.

Police say Joseph McIntyre has purchased or attempted to purchase Sudafed four times since January 5, 2016. Sudadfed and Coleman fuel are essential ingredients in the process of the manufacture of Methamphetamine, the complaint continues.

Candy McIntyre Arrested

Candy McIntyre was also transported to PSP Clarion station. She was read her Miranda Rights, and she signed the same. She said that she was trying to get Sudafed so she could give it to a person who would then give her Methamphetamine in return. She said that she and Joseph McIntyre arrived at WalMart in the same vehicle and were planning to leave together. She said that she had smoked Methamphetamine earlier in the day, the complaint states.

Candy McIntyre had purchased Sudafed or attempted to purchase Sudafed three times since January 11, 2016. WalMart associates said that they observed Candy McIntyre approach several people requesting them to buy her Sudafed. She had told the people that she did not have her ID on her and could not purchase the Sudafed without it, the complaint indicates.

Both Individuals Face Drug Charges

Both suspects were arraigned on February 4.

Joseph McIntyre faces the following offenses:

– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony

Candy McIntyre faces the following charges:

– Criminal Solicitation – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony

Court documents indicate on March 1, bail for both individuals was changed from $50,000.00 monetary bail each to $50,000.00 Unsecured – Magisterial District Judge Decision.

The case continues to make its way through the system.

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