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Man Busted for Heroin in Clarion

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 12:04 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A man was arrested for heroin possession last week in the borough of Clarion.

According to court documents, criminal charges were filed against 30-year-old Jamell L. Scott, of Buffalo, New York.

The Clarion Borough Police Department and the PA State Police Troop C Vice Unit were following up on a drug-related overdose that occurred on April 8 at Penn Court Apartments.

During the course of the drug investigation, authorities were able to obtain a confidential informant (C.I.) who provided information that he/she was purchasing heroin from Jamell Scott. Scott was staying with a known woman at a residence on Penn Avenue, according to a criminal complaint.

The CI provided information that Scott had “raw” heroin and he packages the heroin himself into green stamp bags.

Clarion Borough Police and PSP Clarion conducted a controlled drug purchase from Scott in exchange for U.S. currency at the residence.

Authorities applied for a search warrant for the Penn Avenue apartment and had to make forced entry into the residence by ramming the front door. Two minor children and one adult – identified as Jamell Scott – were located inside the residence, the complaint states.

A search of the house was conducted, and authorities seized approximately 1/2 ounce (14 grams) of suspected “raw” heroin, a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and $713.00 of U.S. currency which included the “marked buy” money from the previously controlled drug delivery from the residence. A cellular phone was also seized; it was the same phone the C.I. communicated with Scott prior to the controlled delivery, the complaint indicates.

Twenty-six empty, unused green stamp baggies used for packing heroin for sale were also seized.

The heroin was located in the refrigerator in the kitchen, and the U.S. currency was located in the pocket of a pair of male sweatpants lying on the floor outside the bathroom.

An NCIC check on Scott was conducted, and he is wanted out of the state of New York for a parole violation.

He was arraigned at 1:30 a.m. on April 12 on the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (two counts)
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (two counts)
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 24 with Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn.

Unable to post $100,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

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