Friday, September 20, 2019

Five Charged for Selling Methamphetamine in Schuylkill County

After an investigation by the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force, five people have been charged from an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in Schuylkill County.

The investigation was led by Detective Jeffrey Bowers of the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force with assistance from officers from the Minersville Police and the New Philadelphia Police.

As a result of the investigation, Bowers charged Edward J. Bassininsky Jr., 48, of Pottsville, April Harley, 43, of Tremont, Adrien Lynn Steinmetz, 55, of Pottsville, Chanda Kruskoski, 41, of Schuylkill Haven, and Lance Haluska, 48, of Branchdale.

The five charged sold the drugs at separate locations:

Bassininsky was found to have been selling methamphetamine on three separate occasions from his home on Phoenix Park Road, Pottsville as well as at the Mobil Gas Station on Pottsville Street in Cressona.

Steinmetz and Kruskoski were found to be a participant in the sale of drugs at the Mobil Gas Station with Bassininsky.

Harley was found to be selling drugs on Center Avenue in Schuylkill Haven.

Haluska was found to be a participant in the drug sale with Bassininsky at Kings Village, Minersville.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Bassininsky, Steinmetz, and Kruskoski were taken into custody and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer or Magisterial District Judge David Rossi.

Bassininsky is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post cash bail totaling $250,000 issued by MDJ Rossi and MDJ Bayer.

Steinmetz and Kruskoski are locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post cash bail each set at $50,000 by MDJ Bayer.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Lance Haluska and April Harley.

Edward Bassininsky Jr.

Chanda Kursnoski

Lance Haluska

Adrien Steinmetz

April Harley

1 comment:

  1. Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates but in this case it was probably a box of rock salt but what comes around goes around