LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. – The Lebanon County Drug Task Force arrested a number of people throughout the summer in connection with the distribution and use of controlled substances within the county.
On June 10, Drug Task Force members had contact with Bethany Marie Keller, 21 of Minersville, Schuylkill County in the 1st block of S. 10th Street after witnessing her engage in drug related activity. Keller is alleged to have been in possession of drug paraphernalia consistent with heroin usage and four (4) doses of suboxone she did not possess a prescription for. Keller was charged with Possession of Suboxone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in a filed criminal complaint.
On June 15, Drug Task Force officers had contact with Eric Conde Maldonado, 20 of Lebanon in the 1200 block of Buttonwood Street after witnessing suspected drug activity. Conde Maldonado was found to be in possession of powder cocaine within a Lebanon City Police parking ticket envelope. Conde Maldonado was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia in addition to a summary violation of Driving under Suspension in a filed criminal complaint.
Also on June 15, officers arrested Rubiel Dejesus Velez-Roldan, 28 of Lebanon. It is alleged Velez-Roldan sold heroin to a police informant in the 400 Blk of North 9th Street on April 23rd, April 28th, April 30th, and May 4th, 2016. On June 15, 2016, Velez-Roldan was taken into custody in the 500 Blk of South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon and was in possession of heroin and cocaine. Velez-Roldan was transported to the Lebanon County Central Booking Center where he was processed and arraigned on charges which included four (4) counts of Delivery of Heroin, five (5) counts of possession of heroin, and one (1) count of possession of cocaine before being held in lieu of $100,000 bail in Lebanon County Correctional Facility.
On June 17, Misty Lynn Stoner, 24 of Lebanon was arrested on drug delivery charges and theft resulting from an investigation. It is alleged Stoner sold heroin to a police informant on May 28th and June 3rd. Stoner was provided $100.00 in cash however she did not return with the heroin or the currency. She was taken into custody for the previous deliveries and charged with Delivery and Possession of Heroin, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. Stoner was processed and arraigned at the Lebanon County Central Booking Center and held at LCCF in lieu of $20,000 bail.
On June 17, Shatique Timothy Batista, 21 of Lebanon was arrested for allegedly posting he had marijuana for sale on Facebook. Batista agreed to sell marijuana to an undercover police officer at a prearranged location. Drug Task Force members made contact with Batista in the 300 block of North 10th Street where he was found in possession of 28 bags of marijuana with a street value of approximately $280.00. Batista was transported to the Lebanon County Central Booking Center where he was processed and arraigned on charges including Criminal Attempt to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, and Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. Batista was ordered held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
On July 30, officers had contact with McClellan L. Woods, 31 of Hershey, in the 800 block of East Main Street, in Palmyra Borough after witnessing a suspected drug transaction within Lebanon City. Woods was found to be in possession of ten bags of heroin and three doses of suboxone for which she did not possess a prescription. Woods was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Suboxone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in a filed criminal complaint.
On August 5, Alfredo Rivera Lugo, 25 of Lebanon, was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after he and seven others were observed obstructing and interfering with traffic while riding bicycles in the 700 block of Lehman Street. While attempting to avoid contact with police and ignoring commands to stop, Rivera Lugo struck the door of a police vehicle which resulted in him suffering a minor head injury requiring treatment. A blood test revealed his BAC was 0.112%. A criminal complaint was filed charging Rivera Lugo with two counts of DUI and a summary violation of Riding Bicycles on Roadways.
On August 25, Drug Task Force officers arrested Victor Manuel Rivera, 29, of Lebanon in connection with a search warrant executed upon his residence on April 22nd. Authorities allege they located and seized approximately half a pound of marijuana, a plastic bag containing a pink chunky substance, drug weighing scales, and drug packaging materials. Lab testing revealed the pink chunky substance to be, Dibutylone, a Schedule I Controlled Substance which is a cathinone stimulant and sold as MDMA. Rivera was transported to the Lebanon County Central Booking Center where he was processed and arraigned on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of BK-DMBDB (DIBUTYLONE), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Conspiracy before being ordered held in lieu of $15,000 bail and a State Parole Violation in Lebanon County Correctional Facility.
The same charges were lodged against Andrea Jo Diaz, 26 of Lebanon in a filed criminal complaint.
On September 1, officers arrested Melissa Deann Jackson, 34, of Lebanon. Authorities allege Jackson sold crack cocaine to a police informant six times between August 13th and September 1, at various locations within Lebanon City. It is also alleged Jackson made these sales with her young children present at the time of the delivery. A subsequent search warrant executed upon Jackson’s residence located 55 bundles of heroin and 71 bags of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $7,000 within Jackson’s bedroom area. Jackson was transported to the Lebanon County Central Booking Center where she was processed and arraigned on charges including six (6) counts of Delivery of Crack Cocaine, six (6) counts of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, Seven (7) counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine, seven (7) counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, four (4) counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin and Crack Cocaine, Possession of Heroin and Crack Cocaine and Criminal Conspiracy. Jackson was ordered held in LCCF in lieu of $250,000 bail.
On September 3, Angel David LeBron, 28 of Reading, was taken into custody in the 1st Block of S. 2nd Avenue, Lebanon after selling crack cocaine through a third party to a police informant. LeBron was charged with Delivery and Criminal Conspiracy to Deliver Crack Cocaine, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility and a summary violation of Driving under Suspension. He was transported to the Lebanon County Central Booking Center where he processed and arraigned, and held in LCCF in lieu of $150,000 bail.