3 Shamokin residents charged in connection with Philly man's drug bust
SHAMOKIN — Last month’s arrest of a Philadelphia man accused of selling heroin and Spice in the area has led police to file additional charges against the defendant and three Shamokin residents.
Terrance Giddings, 34, of Philadelphia, who was charged April 24 by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with delivering $200 worth of heroin and $100 worth of Spice to a confidential information, now faces two counts each of delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and criminal use of a communication facility.
Also charged were Giddings’ female acquaintance, Donna McDonald, 30, of 550 N. Market St., Apt. A4; William Byrd, 27, of 615 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 4, and Geoffrey Koser, 27, of 615 N. Shamokin St., Apt. 3.
Giddings is accused of conspiring with Jessica Yetter, of 1135 Susquehanna Ave., Sunbury, to deliver two plastic containers of cocaine to a confidential informant for $20 at about 9 p.m. April 18 in Shamokin. Yetter has not been charged.
He also is charged with delivering five containers of cocaine to a confidential informant for $50 at approximately 11:45 p.m. April 18 in the city.
McDonald faces charges of possession with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal conspiracy and possession of Spice, cocaine and heroin relating to an April 24 incident inside her apartment.
Three criminal complaints have been filed against Byrd relating to incidents on April 22, April 24 and April 25 in Shamokin.
He is charged with delivering two packets of heroin to an informant for $75, possessing with intent to deliver heroin and criminal use of a communication facility. He also is charged with delivering two packets of heroin to an informant for $70, possessing with intent to deliver heroin and criminal use of a communication facility. A third complaint charges Byrd with delivering five packets of heroin to an informant for $160, possessing with intent to deliver heroin, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of heroin and marijuana and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Koser was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a March 1 incident at his apartment. Police said Koser possessed a used heroin wrapper, syringes and a marijuana smoking pipe.
All the charges were filed by Primerano.
Approximately $1,000 in heroin, Spice and cocaine was confiscated by city police in last month’s arrest of Giddings, who was taken into custody in the downtown district and charged with multiple felonies.
A confidential informant was used in a drug buy that resulted in Giddings’ previous arrest. He remains incarcerated at Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
McDonald, Byrd and Koser were not arraigned on the charges. They were charged by summons and remain free.