CLEARFIELD – Two of the three people charged in a Clearfield drug case were scheduled for preliminary hearings on Wednesday.
Erika Lyn Haverly, 39, and Scott Ryan Moore, 31, both of Clearfield, have been charged by the Holidaysburg-based state police with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dylan Shane Martell, 25, also of Clearfield, is facing the same set of charges, plus one felony count of receiving stolen property. Both Haverly and Martell waived their rights to preliminary hearings during centralized court Wednesday; their bail is set at $100,000 and $125,000, respectively.
The charges stem from an investigation following the receipt of information about drug activity at a residence in the 500 block of Clearfield Street, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Mike Morris.
On the afternoon of Aug. 9, the informant said he/she was at the residence, which is being rented by Haverly. However, he/she said that Martell and Moore also stayed there.
While at the residence, he/she reportedly observed at least three plastic baggies containing crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia used to smoke the drug, multiple ounces of marijuana and a silver revolver with a black grip that was believed to be stolen.
The informant told state police that these items would be located in the attic, but that Haverly also kept some drugs in her bedroom and possibly behind the couch. He/she said that the defendants were also selling drugs.
The investigating trooper related this information to Assistant District Attorney Ryan Dobo, who advised him to apply for a search warrant for the residence. It was granted by Morris and executed with the assistance of the Clearfield-based state police and Clearfield and Lawrence Township police.
At approximately 12:05 a.m. Aug. 10, the trooper knocked on the door. He saw the lights were on inside and someone ran toward the rear of the residence. He knocked again and Haverly opened the door. Haverly and Moore were placed in handcuffs for safety purposes.
The trooper asked if there was anyone else inside and Haverly said her boyfriend was upstairs. She also indicated that her daughter was asleep in her room.
Troopers entered the residence and as they proceeded to the top of the staircase, Martell was observed coming down a step ladder for the attic. He was handcuffed for safety purposes.
Troopers did observe Haverly’s daughter asleep in her bedroom, which was searched to ensure there wasn’t anyone hiding.
After the defendants and residence were secured, a trooper took a K9 inside. The K9 alerted to an area in the living room and master bedroom; troopers proceeded to conduct a search of these areas.
In the master bedroom, there was a small metal tin located in a jewelry box containing a small amount of marijuana and an unmarked, orange pill. There was also a small plastic bag containing a variety of pills.
Troopers located a syringe with an unknown substance and apparent blood in the bedroom. It was seized and destroyed per department regulations; it wasn’t tested for drugs due to health/safety reasons.
The attic had a small area where it appeared people used drugs. Troopers located a glass mirror with suspected methamphetamine residue, a scale with residue, glass smoking pipes and plastic containers with drug paraphernalia.
There was a make-up container with various items of drug paraphernalia, a pink stun gun and plastic baggies. Inside the make-up container was a rubber-made container with a large methamphetamine rock and small plastic baggies of the drug.
Troopers also located a Ruger pistol that was hidden under the floor boards in the attic. It was loaded with five bullets, according to the affidavit.
During an interview with state police, Haverly allegedly admitted that she’s a drug user and does use methamphetamine. She denied any knowledge of the gun and syringe, but did say she uses needles.
The trooper asked her about the pills in the jewelry box and the drug-related items in her attic. Haverly reiterated that she is a drug user but refused to admit ownership; she added that she keeps the drug items away from her daughter who lives there with her.
All seized evidence was taken to Clearfield-based state police and logged in as evidence. The suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were NIK tested and both tested positive for the drugs.
Moore is still awaiting a preliminary hearing and his case is listed as inactive, according to online court documents.