Man charged with drug crimes

MANSFIELD – Issac C. Bittle, 22, of 20 College Ave, Room 208B, Laurel Manor Dormitory at Mansfield University, recently charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, delivery of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and criminal use of a communication facility by the state police’s vice/narcotics unit from the Montoursville barracks. The crimes allegedly took place April 3, 9 and 12.

According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office here, a confidential informant arranged to purchase a bundle – or 10 bags – of heroin from Bittle at Mansfield University’s Laurel Manor Dormitory on April 3. An undercover officer accompanied the confidential informant to meet Bittle.

According to police, the undercover officer introduced himself as “Mike” and the three went to Bittle’s dorm room, where he retrieved a quart-sized bag containing what appeared to be four bricks of heroin, purple in color and wrapped with a small rubber band. The undercover officer allegedly handed Bittle $150 in pre-recorded currency in exchange for the bundle of heroin. Before they left, Bittle said he had “weed too.”

The undercover officer told him to “take it easy” and said he’d be in touch soon before leaving.

The officer and supporting troopers returned to the Mansfield State Police Department where the contents of the purchased bag tested positive for heroin.

On April 9, the undercover officer allegedly arranged to purchase a brick, or 50 bags, of heroin from Bittle for $650.

Bittle’s bail is set at $100,000. He is being held in Tioga County Prison awaiting preliminary arraignment.