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Jefferson Co. woman arrested, bond set at $5 million


By: Marc Stempka

OLIVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A Jefferson County woman was arrested on drug-related and money laundering charges and sent to prison with a bail set at millions of dollars, according to state police.

Troopers at the Punxsutawney barracks arrested Lisa Saldana, 52, of 136 Wayne Ave., Punxsutawney, state police said. She is facing 58 charges, with some of those dating back to 2010, according to online court records.

Police said troopers arrested Saldana at her Wayne Avenue home just before 8 a.m. Wednesday following an investigation related to her possessing with the intent to distribute synthetic marijuana and bath salts, the distribution of synthetic marijuana and bath salts and heroin trafficking.

In addition to drug-related charges, other charges against her included money laundering and corrupt organizations, police said.

Saldana was placed in the Jefferson County prison on $5 million straight cash bond. Court records indicate Saldana has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 20.

Police said their investigation into Saldana is continuing.

Jefferson Co. woman arrested, bond set at $5 million

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