Two More ‘Snail Mail’ Defendants Arraigned on Drug Charges


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — The roundup of defendants in the “Snail Mail” methamphetamine trafficking case recently continued with two more being taken into custody.

George Watson, 50, of Luthersburg, and Destiny Douglas, 22, of DuBois, are part of 30 suspected drug dealers who allegedly brought $1.6 million worth of methamphetamine into the region in an 18-month period.

Watson was arraigned November 2 in District Judge Greg Bazylak’s office on the following charges:

  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, of Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver (two counts)
  • Manufacture, Delivery, of Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver (eight counts)

Watson’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5.

He is still lodged in the Jefferson County Jail after failing to post $100,000.00 cash bail.

Douglas was arraigned on November 9 in Bazylak’s office on the following charges:

  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, of Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver (two counts)

Douglas’ preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5.

She is free after posting bail on November 13.

Details of the case:

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges against 30 suspected drug dealers following a multi-agency effort dubbed “Operation Snail Mail.”

The charges stem from the shipment and sale of $1.6 million in crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest counties over the 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. It was then sold throughout North Central Pennsylvania 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 northcentral counties.

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

The cases will be prosecuted in Jefferson County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Marnie Sheehan-Balchon and District Attorney Jeff Burkett, appointed a Special Deputy Attorney General in this investigation.

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