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Police Release Names of Individuals Charged with Alleged Drug Trafficking

Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – According to authorities, arrest warrants were issued for 12 people on Friday morning in connection with alleged trafficking of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, suboxone, and “mushrooms.”

As the culmination of an eight-month investigation, Friday morning the Clarion Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) and the Armstrong Narcotics Enforcement Team (ARMNET) began executing arrest warrants for 12 individuals from the Southern Clarion County and Northern Armstrong County areas.

According to Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron, the individuals are allegedly involved in street-level and mid-level trafficking of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, suboxone, and “mushrooms.”

“This effort, from my view, shows what can be done when local law enforcement authorities are willing and able to work together. There has been a lot of jurisdictional issues, turf issues, that have all been put aside by both sides, both counties, to insure that we are doing a good job of drug interdiction in this area of Western Pa.,” stated Aaron in a Press Conference on Friday afternoon.

Armstrong County District Attorney, Scott Andreassi, emphasized that “At the end of the day, bad guys and drugs don’t stop at county lines, and that is what today’s operation was all about. It’s a testament to CNET, to ARNET, to Mark and his office, that this operation went off without a hitch.…It was a good day for the good guys. Everybody came back safely.”

Andreassi continued, “What it says to those people who want to deal and do drugs is that jurisdictional lines don’t matter. We are going to go across county lines; we are going to cooperate with each other; we are going to use resources wherever we have to use them, and at the end of the day, we are going to get you no matter where you happen to be.”

The following individuals have been taken into custody:

Scott James Lawrence, 34, of New Bethlehem – charges: four counts each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

Using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly conducted controlled drug purchases of cocaine from Scott James Lawrence. On February 15, cocaine was allegedly purchased for $120.00, and on February 22, cocaine was allegedly purchased for $240.00 in the alley of Hunter Way in New Bethlehem. At two different times on March 8, cocaine was allegedly purchased for $120.00 and $240.00 in the alleyway behind Diddy’s Bar in New Bethlehem.

Stephen Guadagnino, III, 21, of Kane – charges: three counts each -
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

Using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly conducted controlled drug purchases of marijuana from Stephen Guadagnino, III, at his Clarion residence. On February 16 and February 23, marijuana was allegedly purchased for $350.00 each time. And on March 1, marijuana was allegedly purchased for $180.00.

Cody Ernest James Troup, 20, of Fairmount City – charges: one count each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

On February 20, using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly conducted a controlled drug purchase of marijuana for $160.00 at Cody Troup’s Fairmount City residence.

Carma Sue Songer, 40, of New Bethlehem – charges: two counts each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia

Using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly conducted controlled drug purchases of suboxone strips from Carma Sue Songer at her New Bethlehem residence. On October 19, 2012, two strips of suboxone strips were allegedly purchased in exchange for $40.00. On November 12, 2012, two strips of suboxone strips were allegedly purchased in exchange for $50.00.

Natasha Dawn Anthony, 19, of Rimersburg – charges: one count each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Corruption of Minors

Sharon Ann Custer, 46, of Rimersburg – charges: one count each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Corruption of Minors

On January 17, Clarion County Juvenile Probation contacted police concerning a 17-year-old male on probation. In a written statement, the minor stated that he was at Natasha Dawn Anthony’s apartment, and he snorted suboxone. He indicated Sharon Ann Custer allegedly provided the suboxone. The minor also stated that Anthony and Custer were “shooting up” suboxone. Anthony’s children, ages 2 and 1, were present during this time.

Austin Richard Blair, 18, of Oak Ridge – charges:
two counts – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
two counts – Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

Logan Graham Scott, 19, of New Bethlehem – charges:
two counts – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
one count – Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
two counts – Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

On December 12, 2012, CNET’s confidential informant allegedly purchased “two cookies” with purported Mushrooms baked in the cookies from Austin Richard Blair and Logan Graham Scott in exchange for $60.00 in the parking lot next to the Uni-Mart in the Borough of New Bethlehem.

On January 8, CNET’s confidential informant allegedly purchased “10″ purported hits of LSD from Austin Richard Blair for $100.00 in the parking lot of Joe’s Pizza in the Borough of New Bethlehem.

Using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly purchased purported LSD from Logan Scott in the parking lot of Goodwill Store on Broad Street in New Bethlehem on December 27, 2012 for $20.00 and on February 5 for $200.00.

Dustin Edward Riehl, 24, of New Bethlehem – charges: three counts each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

Using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly conducted controlled drug purchases of cocaine from Dustin Edward Riehl in the parking lot of Diddy’s Bar in New Bethlehem. On March 22, cocaine was allegedly purchased from Riehl in exchange for $300.00. At two different times on March 23, cocaine was allegedly purchased from Riehl in exchange for $240.00 each time.

According to online court documents, Nathan Whitehead, 22, of New Bethlehem – charges:
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered; -Delivery/Intent to Deliver Drug Paraphernalia

Outstanding warrants have been issued for:

Jessica Ann Divins, 30, of Rimersburg – charges: one count each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

On January 23, using a confidential informant, CNT set up a drug transaction of purported 8 pills of suboxone from Jessica Ann Divins in the amount of $160.00 in the area of Madardo Estates in Rimersburg Borough.

Austin M. Blose, 21, of Fairmount City – charges: one count each –
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered;
-Use/Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia;
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility

On February 22, using a confidential informant, CNET allegedly made a controlled purchase of marijuana from Austin M. Blose in exchange for $60.00 in the parking lot of the Goodwill Store on Broad Street in New Bethlehem.

Law enforcement officers will continue to attempt to execute the arrest warrants regarding Divins and Blose, according to Aaron.

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