2 locals indicted in drug case

At least two people from Lycoming County allegedly were a part of an 11-person crystal meth distribution ring, operating in Reading and in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Monday.

Samala Wilson, 40, at State Correctional Institution at Muncy, was charged with delivery, possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy in the case, Shapiro said.

Also charged in connection with the case was Daniel Zeigler, 40, of Cogan Station, who faces charges of delivery, possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

District Judge Lori Haceknburg, Middleburg, is processing the defendants. Senior Deputy Attorney General David Gorman is prosecuting the case.

Shapiro said Russell Kinslow, 51, of Freeburg, was the group’s ring leader who “expanded his criminal operation while in prison.”

A statewide grand jury alleged Kinslow — an inmate at Northumberland County Prison — transported methamphetamine from 2017 until 2019 when he was arrested for selling the drug to confidential informants.

While in prison, Kinslow continued his illegal activity by manufacturing fraudulent credit cards to obtain large cash advances at various Pennsylvania casinos.

“These defendants’ brought pounds upon pounds of meth to Union, Snyder, and Northumberland counties,” Shapiro said.


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