Drug dealers found guilty

Kadeem S. Alford, 23, of Williamsport, was found guilty of dealing heroin during a jury trial in Lycoming County Court Monday.

Alford is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be sentenced on March 29 at the courthouse.

On April 20 a car was reported to police with an erratic driver on Interstate 180. When police arrived the car was in a parking lot and the officers noted Alford sitting in the back seat pushing “a number of blue baggies up near the center console of the vehicle,” said Lycoming County District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt.

Also in the car were Kelcey Jayne, 28, of Canton, and Kirstin Terry, unknown age and address.

The officer attempted to reach into the car to turn it off, but Alford jumped from the vehicle and was taken down by officers. Jayne and Terry then fled in the car, but later were apprehended in Old Lycoming Township.

Only four bags of heroin were found in the car, but after a strip search of the two women, dozens more bags were found.

During the time of the offense Alford was serving probation for robbery and drug dealing. Linhardt is seeking a lengthy state sentence due to Alford’s previous criminal history.

Charges are pending against Terry and Jayne.

A guilty verdict also was returned for Stacey Cooley, 22, of Williamsport, during a jury trial at the courthouse Tuesday.

Cooley was charged with possession with the intent to deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A sentencing date has not yet been set for Cooley.