Five Arrested in Drug Sweep Thursday

Five individuals were arrested Thursday when they were picked up on outstanding warrants.


According to the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office, authorities attempted to arrest individuals on 10 different warrants Thursday on drug charges.

Arrests began around 6:30am in the Ashland/Girardville area, and out of the 10, 5 individuals were arrested, listed below are the names and charges:

  • Ryan Connor
    • charges for possession/delivery of methamphetamine, $50,000 Straight Cash Bail
  • Leo Cress, 56, Girardville
    • charges for possession/delivery of suboxone, $10,000 Straight Cash Bail
  • Susan McGurl, 45, Ashland
    • charges for possession/delivery of bath salts, $50,000 Straight Cash Bail
  • April Mogish
    • charges for possession/delivery of bath salts, $55,000 Straight Cash Bail
  • Theodore Stang, 51, Girardville
    • charges for possession/delivery of prescription pills, $10,000 Straight Bail
All 5 were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale and committed to Schuylkill County Prison

The other 5 individuals are still being sought by authorities on outstanding warrants and are asking for the public's help if you know their whereabouts.
  • Christopher Benjamin, 33, Lost Creek
  • Jason Connor, unknown
  • Justin Kachelries, 24, Girardville
  • Angela Kohl, 27, Girardville
  • Jesse Pritsch, 33, Ashland
Anyone with information on the individuals above should call the drug tip line at 1-800-414-1406.
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