State Police make multiple arrests in drug trafficking ring

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HARRISBURG, Pa.– The Pennsylvania State Police announced 25 individuals were arrested for their involvement in a drug-trafficking operation in the central Pennsylvania area.  A 16-month investigation into cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana trafficking culminated on April 27, 2016, with arrests in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Snyder, Union, and York Counties.  This was a coordinated investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In connection with yesterday’s events, a federal grand jury in Scranton indicted 14 other individuals on federal charges as announced yesterday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Based on information received from the investigation, the following individuals were charged with various offenses related to drug possession and possession with intent to deliver narcotics.  Their names, ages, and locations of their residences are listed below:

  • Robin Adrian, 38, Selinsgrove
  • Brian Harrison Bingaman,60, Selinsgrove
  • Michael Cross, 53, Landisburg
  • Andrew Davis, 31, Selinsgrove
  • Daniel Ditonno, 43, Mechanicsburg
  • Brian Clark Fincher, 51, Harrisburg
  • John Fishel, Sr., 61, Harrisburg
  • John Fishel, Jr., 40, Harrisburg
  • Chad Flasher, 40, Harrisburg
  • Roxxette Harp, 25, Mt. Pleasant Mills
  • Stanford Rodney Hoke, 46, Newport
  • Cheryl Hughes, 43, Steelton
  • Scott Keck, 37, Dillsburg


  • Samuel Kuhns, 61, Mifflinburg
  • James Lauder, 25,Lemoyne
  • Brittnie Lightner, 25, Shermansdale
  • Danielle Nace, 32, Red Lion
  • Haley O’Brien, 25, Harrisburg
  • Dennis Peters, 45, Grantville
  • Christina Poblette, 40, Milmont
  • James Ringler, 42,New Cumberland
  • Christopher Rogers, 45, Mechanicsburg
  • Karyn Totty, 50, Mechanicsburg
  • Kory Wear, 45, Mifflintown
  • Paxton Weston, 46, Montgomery

Investigators from the PSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Law Enforcement Division and the FBI were assisted by the: PSP Fugitive, Organized Crime, Tactical Intelligence, Troop H Vice , Troop H Patrol and Troop F Vice Units; PSP Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations; U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office; Cumberland County Drug Task Force; and the Harrisburg City Vice Unit.

In the first quarter of 2016, troopers seized over $19 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs.