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Somerset magistrate reports: May 15

Staff WriterMay 16, 2019

The following charges were filed at District Judge Ken Johnson’s office in Somerset:

Drug charges

Three people have been charged in connection with November drug deals. Derek Schardt, 29, Keystone Street, Meyersdale, and Kristin Soberdash Cooper, 55, Hisel Lane, Bedford, were each charged Wednesday with two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. Melba Wheeler, 33, Sherman Street, Rockwood, was also charged Wednesday with two third-degree felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility and four felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to three probable-cause affidavits, Wheeler sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Somerset Borough with Schardt on Nov. 18 and Soberdash Cooper on Nov. 28. Preliminary hearings had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Devene Matthews, 31, West Garrett Street, Somerset, was charged Wednesday with third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Matthews sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant Aug. 13 in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Seth Rugg, 28, Scratch Hill Road, Meyersdale, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to two probable-cause affidavits, Rugg sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant in August and March in Somerset Township and Somerset Borough, respectively. Preliminary hearings had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Lindsey Prinkey, 31, West Main Street, Somerset, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Prinkey sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant twice in late March in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Patricia Scarlett, 43, Mae West Road, Confluence, was charged Wednesday with third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Scarlett sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant March 29 in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Kayla Ravenscroft, 20, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Ravenscroft sold methamphetamine twice to a confidential informant between March 27 and April 2 in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Amanda Gindlesperger, 37, Water Level Road, Somerset, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to two probable-cause affidavits, Gindlesperger sold heroin and fentanyl to a confidential informant on Jan. 30, 2018, and Feb. 15, 2018, in Somerset Township and Somerset Borough, respectively. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Ryan Kennedy, 28, Water Street, Hooversville, was charged Wednesday with third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Kennedy sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant Oct. 28 in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.Dereck Fazenbaker, 29, Keystone Street, Meyersdale, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree felony criminal use of a communication facility and two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Fazenbaker sold Suboxone to a confidential informant July 3 in Somerset Borough. A preliminary hearing had yet to be scheduled Wednesday.

Theft

Julianna Marsh, 35, West Sanner Street, Somerset, was charged Monday with theft by deception and receiving stolen property, both third-degree felonies.According to a probable-cause affidavit, Marsh stole $6,260.04 worth of night deposits from Domino’s Pizza along Berlin Plank Road in Somerset Borough from April 12 to May 3. Marsh was arraigned Tuesday before Johnson and is free on an unsecured $20,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 28 before Johnson.

The following preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale:

Drug paraphernalia possession

Carter Stull, 20, Grant Street Extension, Meyersdale, was charged Tuesday with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, drug paraphernalia possession and disorderly conduct. Trevor Sanner, 21, Lincoln Avenue, Meyersdale, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession and disorderly conduct. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Sanner was spotted placing a black bag in weeds near Stull’s house on Saturday afternoon. Meyersdale Borough police investigated and found a flower pot containing a marijuana plant. Sanner told police he carried the plant from Stull’s house because he knew the police were looking for another occupant of the house and “they didn’t want to get caught with it,” according to the affidavit. Stull said that the plant was his and that he had asked Sanner to take it out of his house so his grandmother wouldn’t find it. Police later searched Stull’s bedroom and found a black safe filled with drug paraphernalia, according to the affidavit. A hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. June 13.

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