New York Man Jailed on Drug Charges after being Busted in DuBois

DUBOIS – A Harlem, NY man has been jailed on drug charges after he was allegedly found with molly, cocaine and cash at a DuBois residence, reported DuBois City police on their Web site.

According to the report, police observed Jodi Taylor, 33, who was known to have an active warrant at approximately 2:05 p.m. Sept. 7. She was entering a residence in the first block of South Franklin Street.

Officers approached and knocked on the door, and a male who claimed to be “Christopher Jackson” answered it. He permitted officers to enter the residence.

Taylor was wanted on a prior warrant from the March round-up of 33 people allegedly involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the DuBois area.

She was charged with distribution of methamphetamine and other crimes as part of a year-long investigation. However, she absconded from the area after posting bail, police said, and a   warrant was issued for her.

Taylor was taken into custody, police said.

Upon further investigation, police found drugs inside the DuBois residence that were allegedly brought there by the man who had claimed to be Jackson.

After obtaining consent from the renter of the residence to conduct a search, investigators seized approximately 79 grams of molly (a pure form of Ecstasy), 8.5 grams of cocaine and $1,400. The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $10,000, according to the report.

However, investigators determined that Jackson was actually Harmeen Smith, 30, of Harlem, NY.  Smith was also found to be wanted in New York for violating his parole, which stems from a weapons charge, investigators said.

Smith was charged by DuBois City police with two counts each of manufacture, delivery or distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

He was also charged with one count each of being a fugitive from justice, providing false identification to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Smith is being held in the Clearfield County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 16. He will be prosecuted by the office of Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr.

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