Bradford County Authorities Make Arrests in 'Massive Drug Operation'
TOWANDA, PA (WENY) -- Authorities in Bradford County, Pennsylvania announce the arrest of several people in a drug operation operating across the Twin Tiers.
The county's drug task force, along with the Attorney General's Office, rounded up several people today involved in alleged drug sales across Bradford County, along with Chemung and Tioga counties in New York. Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls it a "massive operation." According to the Bradford County District Attorney's office, the operation involved purchases of heroin, fentanyl, meth, marijuana and other drugs. The operation was conducted between November 2018 and May 2019.
"These poisons are fueling an epidemic that is devastating Pennsylvania communities, and it is a top priority of law enforcement to prevent them from coming into our Commonwealth in the first place. I'm grateful for the strong collaboration between our partners in the Bradford County District Attorney's Office as well as local, state and federal law enforcement to break up this organization and keep the people of Bradford County safe," Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.
According to court documents, in several cases, authorities worked with a confidential informant to make drug purchases across a six month period. Several of the drug deals were arranged over social media, with the meet ups taking place in Bradford County.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update this story as we continue to get more information.
Below are the names of people charged, as outlined in Criminal Complaints filed by Pennsylvania State Police:
- Kristi Jo Comstock, 29, Sayre PA
- Lewis Charles Comstock, Jr., 35, Sayre PA
- Billie Jo Lantz, 29, Sayre PA
- David Terkay, 62, Sayre PA
- Samantha Eberlin-Stiehl, 31, Sayre PA
- Jacqueline Lucy, 37, Athens PA
- Zachary Moore, 21, Waverly NY
- Matthew Corwin, 35, Elmira NY
- Terry Finnerty, 47, Athens PA
- Amber Harvey, 32, Elmira NY
- Kirk Shultis, 30, Saugerties NY
- Miley Delacruz, 26, Waverly NY
- Candice Chase, 37, Spencer NY
- Melissa Callahan, 28, Nichols NY
- Kristen Douglas, 22, Barton NY
- David Phillips, 29, Elmira NY
- Manley Chapman, 30, Waverly NY