Two jailed on heroin charges
SHAMOKIN - Two men accused of delivering 10 packets of heroin to a confidential informant Monday are behind bars after being charged by local police with multiple felony offenses.
Jeremy Green, 26, of 189 Wilson Road, Hughesville, and Lonnie Bixler, 46, of 6 N. Coal St., Shamokin, were taken into custody following a drug transaction at about 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at a convenience store on East Sunbury Street.
According to a criminal complaint, the men allegedly sold an informant 10 packets of heroin for $180. After police conducted a vehicle stop on a gray sport utility vehicle occupied by Bixler and Green, Bixler told officers Green supplied him with a bundle of heroin in blue packets that he delivered to the informant. Bixler said he used two packets of heroin provided by Green while traveling to Shamokin.
Green was charged with felonies of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communication facility. Bixler was charged with the same offenses and an additional misdemeanor of driving under the influence of heroin.
All the charges were filed by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano and Coal Township Cpl. Joshua Wynn, who are members of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force.
Green and Bixler, who were placed in a holding cell overnight at Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, were arraigned by video at 11 a.m. Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and committed to jail in lieu of $50,000 and $10,000 cash bail, respectively.