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Drug bust - Attorney General Tom Corbett said the 10 drug arrests are the result of a nine-month long investigation into the alleged drug trafficking organization of Gabriel Greenidge, 22, originally from the Bronx. Mr. Greenidge allegedly began selling drugs in Clearfield Borough as early as 2004.

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Cocaine, heroin dealers arrested
Friday, November 9, 2007
HARRISBURG - A large-scale cocaine and heroin distribution ring operating in Clearfield Borough has been broken up, resulting in the arrest of 10 out of 11 suspected drug dealers, one with ties to the Bronx, N.Y.
 

Attorney General Tom Corbett said the arrests are the result of a nine-month long investigation into the alleged drug trafficking organization of Gabriel Greenidge, 22, originally from the Bronx. Mr. Greenidge allegedly began selling drugs in Clearfield Borough as early as 2004.

Mr. Corbett said that local law enforcement received information that a man from New York City, with a street name of D-Boy, was transporting large amounts of heroin and cocaine from the Bronx to the Clearfield area.

In February 2007, the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the Clearfield County Drug Task Force began an investigation in the alleged distribution of marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

Evidence and testimony regarding the illegal activity was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommend the criminal charges being filed.

According to the grand jury, Mr. Greenidge obtained mass quantities of cocaine and heroin in New York and traveled by bus to Clearfield County for redistribution.

Mr. Greenidge allegedly developed an organization of distributors and supplied them with enough cocaine and heroin to sell in the Clearfield area. The main distributors were identified as Jarred Lance, Marcus McCoy, James McGuire, Daniel Brodman and Daniel Peteuil, all Clearfield Borough residents.

Mr. Corbett said that these individuals developed their own clientele of street level users and supplied them with large amounts of cocaine and heroin.

The grand jury found that numerous street level users identified their sources of cocaine, heroin and marijuana as Mr. Greenidge or one of his five main distributors. Testimony revealed that Mr. Greenidge visited Clearfield on weekends and brought multiple ounces of cocaine and heroin with him.

According to the grand jury, Mr. Greenidge packaged cocaine and crack cocaine in cut baggie corners and packaged heroin in plastic drinking straws, which he sold for $30 each. One gram of heroin was enough to make 20 straws.

Agents estimate that the Greenidge drug organization was responsible for the distribution of multiple pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $300,000 and multiple ounces of heroin with an estimated street value of $100,000.

Mr. Corbett said that seven electronic wire money transfers were made through Western Union by several of Mr. Greenidge's associates, on his behalf. A total $4,535 was wired to six different individuals, who lived in the Bronx, Queens and New York City.

"The New York City connection remains very strong and active serving as a pipeline right into small Pennsylvania towns," Mr. Corbett said. "Drug traffickers from large cities are actively working to set up drug organizations in small and mid-size cities all across Pennsylvania, and we are just as active in our efforts to shut them down."

Mr. Corbett thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office, Clearfield Borough Police Department, Lawrence Township Police Department, the Clearfield County District Attorney's Office and the Clearfield County Drug Task Force for the assistance with this investigation.

The defendants will be prosecuted in Clearfield County by Senior Deputy Attorney General David Gorman of the Attorney General's Drug Strike Force.

The following is a complete list of the defendants and the charges against them:

l Gabriel "D-Boy" "Peanut" Greenidge, 22, currently incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution Camp Hill, is charged with 13 counts of criminal conspiracy, 12 counts of delivery of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, three counts of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, cocaine and marijuana, three counts possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana and one count each of criminal use of a communication facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.

l Marcus McCoy, 23, currently incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail, is charged with four counts criminal conspiracy, two counts possession with the intent to deliver heroin/cocaine, two counts possession of heroin/cocaine, two counts corrupt organizations and one count each of delivery of heroin, criminal use of a communications facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.

  • Jarred Lance, 19, 504 South Fifth St., Clearfield, is charged with four counts criminal conspiracy, three counts possession of heroin/cocaine/marijuana, two counts possession with the intent to deliver heroin/cocaine, two counts corrupt organizations and one count each criminal use of a communication facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.
  • Daniel Peteuil, 31, currently incarcerated in the State Correctional Institution Mercer, is charged with three counts delivery of cocaine/oxycontin, three counts criminal conspiracy, two counts possession with the intent to deliver cocaine/oxycontin, two counts corrupt organizations, two counts possession and one count each of criminal use of a communications facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.
  • James McGuire, 21, unknown address, is charged with three counts possession with the intent to deliver heroin/cocaine/marijuana, three counts delivery of heroin/cocaine/marijuana, three counts criminal conspiracy, three counts possession heroin/cocaine/marijuana, two counts corrupt organizations, two counts corruption of minors and one count criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Daniel Brodman, 24, currently incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution Frackville-Mahoney, is charged with two counts corrupt organizations and one count each of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communications facility.
  • Jennifer Adamson, 20, 1317 Parkview Drive, Clearfield, is charged with one count possession of heroin.
  • Kerry Graham, 24, 3380 Martin Street Extension, Clearfield, is charged with two counts each criminal conspiracy and corrupt organizations and one count each criminal use of communications facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.
  • Matthew Kunkle, 29, 1639A Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, is charged with one count each of possession with the intent to deliver fentanyl and delivery of fentanyl.
  • Darnell McCoy, 22, currently incarcerated in the State Correctional Institution Camp Hill, is charged with two counts of possession heroin/marijuana.
  • Matt Scoggins, 19, 114 South Fifth St., Clearfield, is charged with two counts criminal conspiracy and one count each criminal use of a communications facility and deal in proceeds of unlawful activity.

Additionally two juvenile females are charged with one count each of possession of heroin.


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