Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Drug Warrant Sweep in Ashland on Tuesdsay

On Tuesday, the Ashland Police Department along with other agencies initiated a drug warrant roundup in the borough.

According to Chief Mark O'Hearn, the following individuals were picked up with the listed charges:

  • Rick Kaleta ; 1016 Walnut Street, Ashland;  Drug delivery;
  • Jesse Pritsch (No known address) possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, and receiving stolen property; 
  • Audrey Strunk, 301 W. 3rd street, Mt. Carmel Possession of a controlled substance Forgery and insurance fraud; 
  • Tara Keim, 19 Walnut Street, Ashland; Delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. 
All four were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale on Tuesday.

Kaleta and Pritsch were committed to Schuylkill County Prison and Keim and Strunk were released on unsecured bail. 

Ashland Police were assisted by the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force; Shenandoah Police, Mount Carmel Police, Frackville Police, Mahanoy Township Police, Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Department and Schuylkill County Adult Probation.