Woman faces charges for alleged role in heroin case

A mother of three faces felony charges for allegedly playing an intricate part in the potential distribution of an estimated $30,000 worth of heroin, which was turned over to local law enforcement officers by a confidential informant before the drug ever reached the streets.

On the afternoon of April 22, Sharay Childs, 26, of Dover, Delaware, communicated with an informant in the Williamsport area to meet in Philadelphia, where she arranged to give the informant 68 grams of heroin in exchange for $3,400, an undercover officer with the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit alleged in court papers.

The two traveled separately to Philadelphia, where Childs purchased the heroin and then gave the controlled substance to the informant in the form of “a small package wrapped in paper towels,” the officer said in an affidavit.

Childs and the informant then returned separately to this area, where they planned to meet hours later in South Williamsport. The informant was to hand over the heroin in the borough, but the drugs already had been given to police officers.

Childs, who lived in the 200 block of Campbell Street before moving to Dover earlier this year, was expected Wednesday to begin serving a 90-day prison sentence at the county’s Pre-release Center after pleading guilty to charges of possessing 47 packets of heroin stemming from an incident last year in the city.

However, she landed instead in the Lycoming County Prison after she was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, delivery of heroin and illegal use of a cellphone.

“I understand these charges, but I’m not personally responsible for this at all,” Childs told the judge.

However, she also told the judge she had the opportunity “to make an easy $1,000” for her alleged involvement in the deal.

Child was committed to the prison after she was unable to post $100,000 bail ordered by Whiteman.