CLARION – Sixteen people were charged last week following a lengthy investigation of street-level drug trafficking throughout Clarion County.

According to a press release issued by the office of District Attorney Mark Aaron, arrest warrants for all the suspects were issued Wednesday, Nov. 8, with 10 of the 16 suspects being arraigned by District Judge Timothy Schill that day.

“This was a joint effort and several-month investigation by CNET [Clarion Narcotics Enforcement Team] and the Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit,” Aaron’s release states. “Today’s operation is a continuation of the efforts of CNET and State Police Vice to combat drug trafficking at every level.”

Charges against the following individuals were filed on Nov. 6 and 8 with the office of District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller:

• Kristin Nicole McGiffin, 37, of Rimersburg, was charged with two counts of delivering Suboxone, possessing a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from two incidents at her Carwick Road home.

On Nov. 16, 2016 and Jan. 31, a CNET confidential informant reportedly purchased two Suboxone pills from McGiffin for $80.

• Braden Andrew Ferringer, 23, of Sligo, was charged with delivering Suboxone, possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility following an incident on May 30 along Route 58 in Callensburg.

According to reports, a CNET confidential informant used text messages to set up a transaction with Ferringer to purchase a Suboxone pill for $35.

• Samantha Myriam Vera, 29, of West Melbourne, Fla., was charged with delivering Morphine, possessing a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility after she allegedly sold the drug to a confidential informant at a residence along Morris Lane in Madison Township (Clarion County).

Using Facebook Messenger, the informant reportedly agreed to purchase five Morphine pills from Vera for $60 on June 18. The purchase was witnessed by members of CNET, reports state.

• Jason Paul Geibel, 29, of Fenelton, was charged with delivering Buprenophine, possessing a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from an incident on Aug. 9, 2016 in East Brady.

With the help of a confidential informant, police said CNET was able to purchase 10 Subutex pills, containing Buprenophine, from Geibel in the Family Dollar parking lot for $320.

After setting up the transaction on Facebook, reports state Geibel arrived at the location as a passenger in a Jeep, driving by an unknown man.

During the brief meeting, Geibel allegedly said that he could get the informant some cocaine if he was interested.

• Lilly Rose Felmlee, 25, of Parker, was charged with delivering acetaminophen and Oxycodone, criminal use of a communication facility and possessing a controlled substance following an incident on April 9, 2015 along Front Street in Sligo.

According to court documents, a confidential informant used text messages and phone calls to set up the purchase of 10 Percocet pills from Felmlee for a total of $100.

Explaining that she had to first get the pills from Terry McIntyre, Felmlee allegedly agreed to meet the informant in the parking lot of the car wash for the transaction.

• Kayla Elizabeth Patton, 25, of Rimersburg, was charged with delivering Subutex and criminal use of a communication facility after she allegedly sold the drug to a CNET confidential informant from her home along Atchinson Way.

On June 14, 2015, the informant reportedly purchased four Subutex pills from Patton for $200. The transaction was set up through texts between the informant and Patton, police said.

• Katrina Lyn Pohl, 20, of Mayport, was charged with delivering LSD, possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from an incident on April 10 at her Mayport Road home.

Using a confidential informant, reports state that CNET purchased one “acid tablet” from Pohl for $20. The informant also reportedly paid Pohl $20 that was owed from a previous transaction.

Text messages between Pohl and the informant regarding the transaction were documented, police said.

Charges were also filed against the following individuals:

• Melissa Townsend, 23, of Rimersburg, was charged with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from an incident on April 26, 2016.

• Dylan Becker, 25, of Clarion, was charged with three counts of possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia; two counts of criminal use of a communication facility and delivering marijuana; and one count of delivering THC wax following incidents on June 11 and 16, 2016 and July 26, 2016.

• Annette Zeitler, 52, of Clarion, was charged with two counts of delivering morphine, possessing a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility; and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia following incidents on June 30, 2016 and July 15, 2016.

• Russell Reedy, 54, of Knox, was charged with delivering Dihydrocodeinone, possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from an incident on July 19, 2016.

• Anthony Knight, 29, of Knox, was charged with conspiracy to deliver Oxycodone following an incident on June 14, 2016.

• Russell Hartzell, 29, of Knox, was charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin after an incident on July 29, 2016.

• Cody Anthony, 28, of Emlenton, was charged with criminal conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility stemming from an incident on April 26, 2016.

• Brandon O’Day, 31, of Oil City, was charged with delivering methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility after an incident on Feb. 28.

• Shane Whitehouse, 23, of Stoneboro, was charged with possessing with intent to deliver marijuana, and possessing a controlled substance and related paraphernalia following an incident on April 29, 2016.

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