Former “Breaking Amish” Star Appears for Hearing in Drug Case

DUBOIS – A former star of the show “Breaking Amish” was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court in Clearfield County.

Chapel Renee Schmucker-Peace, 33, whose address is listed as Glen Campbell, was charged with manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy as part of the “Operation Ice Storm” drug investigation.

Schmucker-Peace participated in the sale of heroin to a confidential informant Jan. 15, according to court documents.

After a preliminary hearing, District Judge Patrick Ford ruled that all charges be sent on to the court of common pleas. She is currently incarcerated in state prison and her bail in this case was set at $10,000.

Schmucker-Peace and her husband, Andrew Schmucker, both were featured on the TLC show, “Breaking Amish: Return to Amish.”

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a confidential informant made contact with a male to see if he/she could purchase heroin. It was arranged that they would meet at the Hoss’s parking lot in DuBois.

When two undercover officers and the informant arrived in the parking lot, they saw the vehicle the male had said he would be traveling in parked there. Schmucker-Peace was allegedly the driver of this vehicle.

The informant went to the vehicle and leaned into the passenger side window to speak with the male. Shortly after this, the informant walked back to the undercover vehicle and got in.

He/she allegedly handed an officer a Tylenol container with nine stamp bags of heroin inside it. Later it was discovered that only seven of the bags contained heroin and two others were open and empty.

A lab confirmed that the substance in the seven bags was heroin, police said.

The “Operation Ice Storm” arrests were the result of a year-long investigation that involved the DuBois City and Sandy Township police departments, the Clearfield County Drug Task Force, the District Attorney and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

In March more than 30 people were arrested for their connection with this drug ring that was selling methamphetamine and heroin in the area, according to previously published reports.


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