BEDFORD, Pa. — A 10-month drug investigation by the Bedford County Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police has resulted in the arrests of eight people and the continued search for eight more alleged drug dealers, according to Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins.
Dubbed Operation Summer Catch, the countywide drug sweep began Tuesday morning by the task force, state police and Bedford and Everett police departments along with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department.
Kristopher Schwartz, 21, Manns Choice, two counts of delivery of marijuana, with bond set at $25,000; Cindy Taylor, 52, Hyndman, delivery of pills, $25,000 bond; Kyle Deneen, 21, Bedford, theft and attempted delivery of controlled dangerous substance, $50,000 bond; Wayne Eichelberger, 36, Everett, delivery of pills, bond of $50,000; Joshua Feathers, 23, Schellsburg, delivery of pills, bond of $25,000; Marsha Mills, 35, Bedford, delivery of pills, bond of $25,000; Isaiah Orris, 22, Bedford, delivery of methamphetamine, bond of $100,000; and Greg Potter, 33, Claysburg, delivery of pills, bond set at $50,000.
All the defendants were arraigned by Bedford Magisterial District Judge Kathy Calhoun.
Operation Summer Catch stemmed from the conclusion of Operation Scarecrow in October, which resulted in 20 arrests of alleged drug dealers.
Of those 20 defendants, all but one have been convicted. The one outstanding case is against Thomas Robinson, 32, who is sill at large, Higgins said.
Still at large Thursday were Aerin Blackstone, 21, Everett, wanted on conspiracy to deliver synthetic cannabinoids and delivery of synthetic cannabinoids; Matthew Gasper, 24, Bedford, delivery of marijuana; Jared Lundquist, 30, Hopewell, delivery of heroin; Brooke Martin, 25, Everett, conspiracy to deliver marijuana; Joshua Pabon, 21, Schellsburg, delivery of synthetic cannabinoids and endangering welfare of children; Victor Rossino, 36, Everett, attempted delivery of pills, indecent assault, criminal use of a communication facility; Paul Seville, 54, Saxton, four counts delivery of marijuana; and Derrick Shank, 30, Everett, delivery of marijuana.
Although there are still eight suspects at large, police have information on their whereabouts and arrests were expected to be made “in short order,” Higgins said.
Anyone with information relating to drugs and controlled substances in Bedford County to call the Drug Task Force Hotline at 1-866-DRUG-INFO.