Man in Park Ave. Drug Bust Sentenced

CLEARFIELD – One of the people involved in the drug bust on Park Avenue last spring was sentenced on Tuesday. 

Rason Battle, 18, New York, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, heroin, and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. Battle was sentenced to nine months to four years at a state correctional institution, was ordered to attend drug and alcohol counseling in his county of residence, was ordered to pay fines and costs and submit to DNA testing at a cost of $250.

Those charges stem from an incident that occurred on April 5. A search warrant was issued by the Clearfield County Emergency Response Team at an apartment on Park Avenue. Once inside, officers discovered a large amount of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash as well as a stolen handgun. The drugs were estimated to have a cash value of $5,000.

Others arrested in the drug bust were Clearfield residents Amber Ickes and Trevor Sheaffer, Mario Cumberbatch of New York and Lee Jackson of Pittsburgh. Battle and Cumberbatch are the only two of the group to be sentence thus far.

Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry noted during Tuesday’s session of sentencing that Battle also has an outstanding warrant in Kings County, New York.

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