Three face drug charges following Wednesday incident

Staff Writer

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Three individuals are facing charges of drug violations related to an incident that occurred Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Punxsutawney.

Heather Marie Kellar, 30, Burnside; Michael Anthony White, 32, Punxsutawney; and Raymond Guy Marsh, 33, Punxsutawney, have been charged with various offenses in the case.

The incident began when an agent of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force reached out to an individual via Facebook to arrange a drug purchase. They made plans for an exchange to take place around 5:30 p.m. that day, with a driver working for the individual to make the delivery.

The agent parked along Harmony Road in the specified location, where he was met by a purple Chevrolet Malibu. The agent reportedly exchanged $300 for a bag of crystal methamphetamine with the individuals in the vehicle through their driver-side windows. The vehicle then went south on Harmony Road, at which time Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit personnel followed it onto Belmont Avenue and stopped it. Vice Unit and Punxsutawney Borough Police vehicles boxed in the Malibu and exited.

Four individuals were arrested: Kellar, White, Marsh and the driver. During the arrests, White allegedly attempted to run from police but was apprehended a short distance away.

Police searched the individuals and reportedly found three packaged bundles of heroin in Kellar's possession.

Kellar was charged with manufacture, delivery, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; prohibited acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act; possession of a controlled substance by an unauthorized person; and contraband, possession of a controlled substance or contraband by an inmate prohibited.

White was charged with prohibited acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.

Marsh was charged with prohibited acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, and use of or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

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