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Two arrested in drug bust waive hearings
Friday, April 19, 2013
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer
Two defendants arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover state trooper waived their rights to preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling at Wednesday's session of Centralized Court held at the Clearfield County Jail.
William J. Lunsford, 27, of Clearfield, is charged in five separate cases involving the sale of marijuana and Jennifer Lynn Kristofits, 22, of Decatur Township, is charged in one case for the sale of marijuana.
According to the affidavits of probable cause, with the assistance of a confidential informant, an undercover state trooper set up a controlled purchase of marijuana from the defendants.
On Feb. 4 at 4:38 p.m., the undercover trooper met Lunsford and Kristofits at a parking lot along U.S. 322 in Philipsburg.
The two arrived in the same vehicle, and Kristofits driving. Lunsford exited the vehicle and entered the trooper's vehicle where the transaction took place.
The trooper paid Lunsford $300 for 30 grams of marijuana.
On Feb. 8, the trooper met Lunsford and Kristofits in the parking lot of a Clearfield business where Kristofits entered the trooper's vehicle and sold him 56 grams of marijuana for $460.
On Feb. 11, the trooper met Lunsford in the parking lot of a bar in Clearfield to purchase a more potent variety of marijuana with the street name of "dank."
The state trooper purchased 56 grams of "dank" for $600.
On March 26, the undercover trooper met Lunsford in the parking lot of a local bar and purchased ½-ounce of marijuana for $100.
On April 8, the undercover trooper met Lunsford at Lunsford's residence on Turnpike Avenue and purchased one ounce of marijuana for $220.
Lunsford is incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 straight bail on each count; Kristofits is incarcerated in CCJ in lieu of $10,000 straight bail.
Lunsford is charged with the following, case one, manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intentional possession of controlled substance by a person not registered, criminal conspiracy/manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.
Case two, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, intentional possession of controlled substance by person not registered.
Case three, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, intentional possession of controlled substance by person not registered.
Case four, criminal conspiracy/manufacture delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal conspiracy/intentional possession of controlled substance by a person not registered.
Case five, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, intentional possession of controlled substance by a person not registered.
Kristofits is charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, intentional possession of controlled substance by person not registered.
In other cases, Gregory S. Robison, 44, of Clearfield waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins on charges of three counts of intentional possession of controlled substance by person not registered, seven counts of possession of marijuana, and 18 counts use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit of probable cause on April 10, Lawrence Township Police Officer Michael Morris responded to Edgewood Apartments for a report that Robison was under the influence while on probation.
Robison was found inside an apartment and Morris reported his eyes were glassy and appeared to be under the influence.
The strong scent of marijuana was on him and in the apartment.
He was arrested and searched and was found to be in the possession of five "stamp bags" of heroin, 13 Hydrocodone tablets, seven small bags of marijuana totaling nine grams. All the items were found in his pants pockets.
Robison is incarcerated in the CCJ in lieu of $25,000 bail.
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