Drug defendant from 'largest seizure' has charges bound to court
MOUNT CARMEL - Charges regarding what officials called the largest seizure from a single dealer in June 2010 were bound to court Wednesday.
Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel, held the case for trial against Jeffrey J. Persavage Jr., of 1648 W. Pine St., Coal Township, who is accused of possessing more than $65,000 worth of drugs after undercover officers made a drug purchase on June 22, 2010.
According to police, Persavage met with Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force officers Sgt. Todd Owens from Mount Carmel Borough Police Department and Patrolman Travis Bremigen from Sunbury Police Department on West Second Street in Mount Carmel to sell drugs to them. The officers bought an eighth of an ounce of cocaine and some marijuana from him.
Persavage was stopped just outside the borough and his car was searched. The search revealed a large amount of narcotics, including more than three pounds of marijuana, more than a half-pound of cocaine, more than 300 MDMA tablets, more commonly known as ecstasy, and two forms of hashish, known as "Black Tar" and "Golden Nugget."
Persavage was charged with 10 felony charges and five misdemeanor charges of possession with the intent to sell. He was incarcerated in Monroe County Jail after failing to post the set $100,000 bail.