Magisterial District Court Reports
Drug Charges

Andrea Elaine Roman, 26, of 24 Oak Ridge Lane, Mountaintop, has been charged with the use and possession of a controlled substance stemming from an incident that took place on February 21, 2017. Charges were filed by Ptlm. Brian Macko of the Wright Township Police Department..

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Luzerne County 911received an emergency call from Ann Roman, 24 Oak Ridge Lane, Mountaintop, reporting that her granddaughter, Andrea Roman, just possibly overdosed on heroin.

The caller heard Andrea fall in the bathroom. She went to find her on the ground with eyes rolling back in her head, breathing shallow and semi-responsive. The caller stated Andrea is a drug user.

Ptlm. Macko arrived on scene to find Andrea conscious and sitting on the couch. She was grey in color, pupils were dilated but coherent. When asked what happened, she stated she passed out. Her grandmother interjected about possible heroin use and Andrea admitted that she just used, causing her to go unconscious. She stated she flushed the remaining heroin prior to the arrival of the police, and produced the needle she used to inject from underneath the couch she was sitting on.

She asked to go outside and talk. Once outside she stated she had been clean for nine months. She moved in to help her grandmother due to her being wheelchair bound. The stress caused her to relapse. Transmed paramedic unit arrived and began treatment.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled April 5, 2017 at 10:30 p, m, before Magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank. +++++

DUI

Mandy Lee Lane, 32, of 3690 Blytheburn Lane, Mountaintop, has been charged with DUI, careless and related traffic offenses stemming from an incident on December 24, 2016. Charges were filed by Trooper Casey Lewis, PSP Troop N, Hazleton.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Trooper Lewis was dispatched to I-81 South, Dorrance Township, for a report of a one vehicle crash into a guardrail. He arrived at the scene at 2:55 a. m. and observed a Jeep Liberty in a stationary position pushed up against the guardrail. A female driver was seated inside the vehicle who was identified as Mandy Lee Lane.

Upon speaking with Lane, the trooper noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. Her eyes were glassy and dilated and had slow sluggish speech. Lane related that she had been drinking at a friend’s house in Nanticoke and was on her way home.

Trooper Lewis asked Lane to step in front of his patrol vehicle to begin Field Sobriety Tests. The tests indicated impairment. Lane was arrested for DUI and transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for a blood draw. Once at the hospital, the defendant was advised of her chemical test warnings and agreed to a blood sample. Lane was verbally advised of her Miranda warnings and was then transported to PSP for further proceedings The results of her BAC was .214%

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 5, 2017 at 10:30 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank.

Weapon Charge

A Crestwood High School student has been charged with possessing a weapon on school property stemming from an incident that took place on March 22, 2017. The charges were filed By Wright Township Ptlm. Kristen Paulshock.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Ptlm. Paulshock responded to Crestwood High School on March 22 and met with Principal Gegaris. Assistant Principal Joe Delluso, student Seth Jordan Edwards of 1303 Promontory Drive, White Haven, and Seth’s mother, Dawn Edwards.

Mr. Delluso stated that Seth was in Mrs. Sarah Randle’s 2nd period class when at the end of the period Mrs. Randle smelled an odor of marijuana on Seth. She asked him about it and he admitted to smoking marijuana earlier at home. She notified Mr. Delluso at approximately 9 a. m. At about 9:10 a. m., he escorted Seth to Guidance and notified Seth’s mother; He searched Seth’s person.

Then Mr. Delluso and Mr. Gegaris searched Seth’s vehicle, a Toyota RAV4 that he drove to school. They asked Seth if he had any contraband in his vehicle. He told them that there were two lighters in the center console and then said, “Oh, sh*t”. Mr. Delluso then found a black and orange Razor tactical pocket knife with a 3 ½” blade in the center console. Seth told him he forgot it was there.

Mr. Delluso turned the knife over to Ptlm. Paulshock. She advised Mrs. Edwards that charges would be filed for possession of weapons on school property.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled May 17, 2017 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank.