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30 charged in Cambria Co. drug sweep

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By: Marc Stempka

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Agents and police officers from several departments conducted a street- and mid-level drug sweep in Cambria County Wednesday morning, resulting in 30 people facing drug dealing-related charges.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the sweep conducted throughout the county was the result of a nine-month investigation between her office, the county district attorney's office, the county's violent drug activity task force and local law enforcement.

Kane said the investigation was related to the distribution of heroin, crack and prescription medications.

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The investigation was initiated by undercover agents in October 2013 and has identified several drug organizations from Pittsburgh, New York and New Jersey, Kane said.

The information gathered from the street-level dealers will be used to target mid- to upper-level drug dealers as the investigation continues, Kane said.

Kane said the investigation and roundup was a team effort of her department's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan's office, Somerset County District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser's office, the Cambria County Violent Drug Activity Task Force, the U.S. Marshall's Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Johnstown, West Hills Regional, Adams Township, East Conemaugh and Ligonier Township police departments.

Those charged in the investigation:

-- Patrick Flynn, 24, 218 W. Horner St., Ebensburg, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Chelsie Smith, 24, 2039 Franklin St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Shawn Hartman, 41, 2952 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Jonathan Getz, 19, 113 Knepper Lane, Mineral Point, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Jenna O'Farrell, 22, 1548 Rodgers St., Nanty Glo, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of heroin and one count of manufacturing heroin.

-- Gerrilynn Graves, 55, 49 G. Oakhurst Homes, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of manufacturing heroin, one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Zachary Updyke, 21, 1270 Centennial Drive, Windber, Somerset County, is charged with two counts of possession of heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of turning movements and required signals.

-- Lori McIntosh, 45, 118 S. White Drive, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Arthur Stiffler, 20, 826 Von Lunen Road, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Shawna Delozier, 27, 569 Cambria Place, Revloc, Cambria County, is charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of heroin.

-- Lacey Beltz, 27, 20 McCreary St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with four counts of manufacturing heroin/roxycodone, two counts of possession of heroin/roxycodone, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of violating vehicle equipment standards.

-- Zachariah White, 22, no current address, is charged with one count of manufacturing heroin and one count of possession of heroin.

-- Rachel Galbreath, 20, 172 Florida Ave., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Amanda Geiser, 25, no current address, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Jessie McIntosh, 19, 128 S. White Drive, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Darron Gibson, 22, 349 1/2 Ave., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine and one count of possession of crack cocaine.

-- Clifford Gilbert, 45, 620 Thomas Ave., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and one count of possession of marijuana.

-- Kevin Liptak, 52, 233 Grazier St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver roxycodone and one count of possession of roxycodone.

-- Catherine Vara, 35, 111 Claruth Drive, Windber, Somerset County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Michael Derricott, 18, 601 Parker Road, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Chasity Dupont, 19, 5151 Front St., Jenners, Somerset County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Nicholas Michaels, 19, 854 Main St., P.O. Box 174 Wilmore, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Kayla Mock, 18, 31 Cheyanne St., Summerhill, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Troy Galloway, 50, 197 Park Ave., Davidsville, Somerset County, is charged with one count of possession of heroin, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of driving under the influence.

-- Mark Hiles, 49, 172 Fairfield Ave., Apt. B, Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Katelyn Hill, 21, 355 Sam St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Susan Stevens, 46, 908 Wilson St., Gallitzin, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Larry Ressler, 53, 130 Greywood St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of crack cocaine, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked,

-- Michael Buxton, 26, 133 Front St., Hooversville, Somerset County, is charged with one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Tyler Hawks, 18, 702 Bay St., Johnstown, Cambria County, is charged with one count of possession of risperidone and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

30 charged in Cambria Co. drug sweep


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