CLEARFIELD – A 46-year-old Brockway woman, Melissa D. Reitz, is wanted for skipping court in her Clearfield County drug case, announced District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. on Tuesday.
Reitz is wanted for skipping a court hearing concerning the commonwealth’s motion to revoke her bail on June 25. A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest, Shaw said.
On Jan. 8, 2018, Cpl. Matthew Robertson of the DuBois City police charged Reitz with felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity.
Robertson also charged Reitz with misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property, plus summary retail theft.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at a DuBois business on Jan. 7, 2018, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with Magisterial District Judge Pat Ford’s office.
Upon arrival on-scene, contact was made with Reitz, a suspect in a retail theft, and she reportedly began to remove stolen merchandise from her purse.
When an initial search was done on Reitz’s purse, police found a bag containing a white crystalized substance, and Reitz was subsequently transported to the police station.
Further search allegedly uncovered 155 grams of methamphetamine that was packaged in five, separate bags; a digital scale; numerous plastic baggies; over $7,000; and an envelope with two names, dollar amounts and the word “owes.”
Reitz is described as being a Caucasian female who stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall. She has blonde hair and green eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Reitz’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”