Drug Charges Filed Against Slocum Twp. Man, Two Others

A Slocum Township man and two others have been charged with several drug charges related to the alleged sale of heroin on two occasions.

Charles Robert Herring Jr., 35, Lily Lake Road, Wapwallopen, has been charged with two felony counts of possession, one misdemeanor count of possession, one felony count of criminal use of communication facility and two felony counts of conspiracy. The charges were filed against Herring on June 2 by State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit.

Tiffany Baker and Nelson Onyejika, both of Wilkes-Barre, also face drug charges related to the same incidents.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on March 18, 2014 police used a confidential informant to facilitate a delivery of heroin. Baker was contacted by use of her cell phone. Baker directed the informant to the area of 596 Lily Lake Road, Slocum Township, to meet with a “Chuck” to obtain heroin. The defendant was observed meeting with a slender white male, 25-35. The defendant then provided heroin to the informant.

Again on March 20, the informant was used to order a quantity of heroin from Baker using her cell phone and was again directed to go to “Chucky’s” house on Lily Lake Road. At this time, Baker met with Onyejiaka aka “D” who was present at “Chucky’s” residence, along with the slender white male to obtain the heroin and provide the same to the informant. Onyejiaka was traffic stopped leaving the residence and placed into custody on a warrant.

Through the investigation and interviews, the identity of the individual involved in the March 18 and March 20 heroin purchase was determined to be Charles Robert Herring Jr.