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20 Busted in Florida to Jefferson/Clearfield Drug Trafficking Sting

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

Posted by J.P. Galt

Pennsylvania State Police LogoJEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – PA State Police Troop C have announced the arrest of 20 individuals in connection with an undercover controlled substance investigation throughout Jefferson County and Clearfield County.

In late September, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Vice/Narcotics Unit began an investigation into the trafficking of Methamphetamine. This investigation continued and in February, 2011 was expanded into the trafficking of both Methamphetamine and Oxycodone pills.

In March, 2011 the Troop C Vice Unit was contacted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service concerning packages being mailed to and from Orlando, Florida. At this time, a joint investigation was initiated by the Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and DEA.

On January 3, 2012, Joshua G. SHAFFER (Orlando, EL/Hiawatha, IA), Alexander D. SHOWERS (Orlando, FL), Keith A. HAYES (Anita, PA/Orlando, FL), Tina M.SMITH (Brookville, PA), Joseph F. CESA (Kersey, PA), Tnsha M. THOMPSON (Brookville, PA), Tyler N. THOMPSON (Brookvile, PA), and Jason E. SHAFFER (Clearfield, PA), were indicted in U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, for conspiracy to possess and possession to distribute 500 grams or more of Methaniphetamine and a quantity of Oxycodone pills. The investigation determined Joshua G. SHAFFER was the source of illegal narcotics in Jefferson, Clearfield, and Elk Counties.

This investigation targeted high-level, mid-level, and low-level dealers and users in the Troop C area. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated. The following individuals have been arrested and/or pending arrest through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

Ronald C. DICKEY, 48 YOA, Reynoldsvile, PA
Kimberly L. POSTLEWAJT, 44 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Heather A. ADAMSON, 41 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Shandell R. HYDE, 27 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Glenn A. FOX 11,34 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Kristy L. LEPIONKA, 29 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Debbie J. LOWMASTER, 41 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Raymond 3. DERALPH, 38 YOA, Reynoldsville, PA
Krìsti L. ZJMMERMAN, 46 YOA, Brookville, PA
Michael L. SNYDER, 32 YOA, Falls Creek, PA
Christina R SHAFFER, 43 YOA, Falls Creek, PA
Shawn M. UNDERCOFLER, 41 YOA, Clearfield, PA
Timothy F. SOUDERS, 31 YOA, Philipsburg, PA
Kimm S. WISOR, 49 YOA, Hyde, PA
Daniel A. NIVER, 41 YOA, Big Run, PA
Theodore D. REAGLE, 44 YOA, Big Run,, PA
Tammy L. KIJNTZ, 43 YOA, Big Run, PA
Cindy D. PIFER-COLLARINI, 43 YOA, Punxsutawney, PA
Wade E. PETRILLO, 27 YOA, Brockway, PA
Justin P. CRAFT, 24 YOA, Brockway, PA

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