Coal Township traffic stop nets 92 packs of heroin; Shamokin man charged
COAL TOWNSHIP - A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Shamokin man, who police said had 92 packets of heroin.
Coal Township police said Saturday that Jeremy Rickert, 20, of 641 S. Market St., was charged with eight criminal offenses following a traffic stop at 9:44 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Tioga Street.
Patrolman Edward Purcell said Rickert was a passenger in the vehicle and attempted to run, but was taken into custody. In addition to the heroin, he had a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
He also allegedly supplied two girls, ages 16 and 17, from Shamokin, with marijuana, Purcell reported.
Rickert was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of delivering a controlled substance, two counts of corruption of minors, one count of resisting arrest, one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count of drug paraphernalia.
He was arraigned by video by Magistrate District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, and jailed in Northumber-land County Prison in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.