50 packets of heroin recovered in MC controlled buy

Published: 4/18/2017 10:57 PM
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BY STEPHANIE BETTICK
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MOUNT CARMEL — Two Shenandoah residents were taken into custody and charged with selling 50 packets of heroin during a controlled buy conducted by the Northumberland-Montour County Drug Task Force on Tuesday.

Amy M. Dower, 42, and Michael J. Mayersky III, 37, both of 34 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, will be charged by Mount Carmel patrolman Kyle Schauer and Kulpmont Patrolman Kyle Foust with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of criminal use of a communication facility and one count of possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia.

A press release stated Mount Carmel Chief and Task Force Supervisor Todd Owens was contacted by a confidential informant who arranged over the phone to purchase 50 bags of heroin, also known as a brick, for $200 from Dower and Mayersky.

The informant was searched and given $200 in pre-recorded buy money and was observed at a predetermined location to meet with Dower and Mayersky, who were in a silver Ford Mustang.

The Mustang was stopped by officers following the confirmation that the heroin and four syringes had been sold to the informant. Police reported the pre-recorded money was recovered from the vehicle.

Dower and Mayersky had active warrants for narcotic charges and were turned over to Schuylkill County detectives and transported to Schuylkill County Prison.

Assisting were officers from the Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel Township and Kulpmont police departments and Northumberland County Adult Probation Department.

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