Multiple drug charges in incident at Glosser's
MOUNT CARMEL - Two of the three people charged with multiple drug offenses in connection with a Feb. 4 incident at Glosser Motor Inn in Paxinos waived their rights to preliminary hearings Wednesday
Allen Mikael Varilek, 21, of Slatington, and his girlfriend, Jordan Paige Detalente, 18, of Bloomsburg, were ordered to appear for plea court April 1 at Northumberland County Courthouse after waiving their rights to a hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. They can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.
Detalente remains in Northumberland County Prison on $100,000 bail while prison officials had no information on Varilek Thursday evening.
The two individuals, along with Justice Devlin Hoffman, 18, of Slatington, are charged in connection with the car theft and a home burglary.
Ralpho Township Police said state police in Bethlehem had asked police in Columbia and Northumberland counties to be on the lookout for a tan 2005 Mercury Montego, which was allegedly stolen from Lehigh County by Varilek and Hoffman.
Trooper Arthur Johnson of Bethlehem State Police barracks said the two men were suspected of stealing cash, coins, jewelry and several other items, and then taking the victim's car.
Arrest warrants were issued against the men, who are charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
The victim was not home at the time of the incident, and the total value of stolen property has not been determined.
At approximately 12:35 a.m. Feb, 4, Ralpho Township Patrolman Christopher Grow was performing a routine patrol in the area of Glosser Motor Inn, Route 487, when he spotted the vehicle in the parking lot.
After Grow called for assistance, police took Detalente, Varilek and Hoffman into custody without incident.
A search warrant was obtained for the room where the three defendants were found. Police said they confiscated 71 blue bags of suspected heroin, four grams of suspected marijuana, approximately eight grams of suspected cocaine, approximately a gram of suspected ecstasy, needles, currency and other various drug paraphernalia.
Hoffman had his preliminary hearing on Feb. 13, waiving felonies of possession with intent to deliver 71 bags of heroin, possession with intent to deliver eight grams of cocaine and criminal conspiracy, and misdemeanors of possession of eight grams of cocaine, 71 bags of heroin, approximately one gram of Ecstasy and a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to appear for plea court in Sunbury on March 25.