Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9 Arrested in Drug Raid on Wednesday

On Wednesday, District Attorney Christine Holman's office and the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force conducted a multi-municipality drug raid in central-southern Schuylkill County with the help from the Pennsylvania State Police.

The arrests were made as part of an investigation into drug trafficking into Schuylkill County.

The following are those arrested on drug charges and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison

 - Tim Weikel, 29, of Girardville, Arraigned by MDJ Hale
 - Thomas Weikel, 40, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Scott Schoffstrall,, 25, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Desiree Weaver, 24, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Shannon Stahr, 33, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Scott Dietrich, 22, of Schuylkill Haven, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Joshua Ney, 23, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Joshua Siluk, 24, of Pottsville, Arraigned by MDJ Reilly
 - Paula Mascotte, 47, of New Philadelphia, Arraigned by MDJ Plachko

Included in today's raid but unable to be located was

 - Jonathan Shellhammer, 35, of Pottsville
 - Kevin Hargraves, 29, of Pottsville
 - Jason Frew, 39, of Tremont
 - Edward Heiser, 21, of Pottsville
 - Richard Bealer, 35, of New Ringgold
 - Karissa Shumgart, 28, of Pottsville
 - Timothy Ebert, 23, of Pottsville
 - Jessica Siluk, 24, of Pottsville
 - Daniel Stoudt Jr., 41, of New Philadelphia
 - Melissa Knier, 35, of Frackville; 
 - Derek Witman, 22, of Saint Clair

While serving the warrants, contraband was discovered in a home at 64 Main Street, Mount Carbon.

Task force agents and state police troopers then executed a court-authorized search and seizure warrant that resulted in the confiscation of 466 glassine packets containing heroin with a suspected street value of about $4,000; 18 baggies containing methamphetamine with a street value of about $1,400; $1,414 in cash; and numerous items used in the packaging and distribution of narcotics.

Taking part in the raids were municipal police department officers from Mahanoy Township, Saint Clair, Pottsville, Ashland, Rush Township, Frackville, Mahanoy City, Schuylkill Haven, Hegins Township and Tamaqua, along with the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office.

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