5 Tioga County residents face drug charges
MANSFIELD – Five people are facing drug charges here and in Wellsboro, according to documents filed at District judges James Carlson and Rob Repard’s offices.
David M. Mandeville, 32, of 1291 E. Mulberry Hill Road, was charged by state police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, a glass pipe, after police stopped him on Route 6, Richmond Township, June 12.
Police said he was riding a pedicycle in the middle of the eastbound lane of the road at about 3 a.m.
The vehicle was not equipped with a reflector or front lamp, and Mandeville was wearing dark clothing, making it difficult to see him, police said.
He was released on $2,500 bail and waived his July 31 preliminary hearing. His county court appearance was set for Aug. 26.
Shelby L. Errico, 22, of 11 W. Hill Lane, Apt. 1, Covington, was charged by state police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, after the woman she lived with called police Feb. 6 to report she had found suspected heroin among Errico’s things.
Police said they found two white glassine packets stamped “Sky High” for packing and storing heroin as well as three small bags containing white residue and stamped “Spiderman.”
Errico, who worked for the woman as a caterer at natural gas well sites, called her to say she had forgotten her anti-anxiety medication and asked if her boyfriend could bring it to her where she was working in Dunmore.
Errico admitted to state police she had been using heroin for about a year and that the heroin found in the bag was hers, police said.
She waived her preliminary hearing and her county court arraignment was set for Sept. 9.
Spencer R. Steinbacher, 21, of 1308 Hepburn St., Williamsport, was charged by state police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia – an improvised water bong – following a traffic stop for speeding June 30 at the Blossburg Route 15 Kwik Fill.
Police said the bong was found in the back seat, and the odor of burnt pot was on the screen. Steinbacher also allegedly had a grinder with marijuana in it and a lighter and said he had smoked the drug earlier that day. He was issued a summons to appear at an preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
Randy A. Herman Jr., 20, of Laceyville, Bradford, County and Trevor Clark, 20 of Emporium, Potter County, were charged by state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry officers at Tioga State Forest, Stony Fork Road, Morris Township, July 17.
Officers went to check on Big Falls swimming hole and saw Herman and two other individuals sitting on a rock smoking a glass pipe and passing it to one another.
Police said Herman tried to hide the pipe in a backpack when he saw the officers, but got it out when officers said they had seen him hide it. He handed over the pipe, which contained a green leafy substance.
A pot grinder also fell out of the backpack as it tipped over, which Clark said belonged to him, along with a bottle of Everclear grain alcohol.
Both were issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 27 preliminary hearing.