Franklin Man Busted for Selling Meth in Clarion

| May 14, 2019

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A local man is behind bars after he allegedly sold methamphetamine to a CNET confidential informant in Clarion.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 24-year-old Jeffrey Alan Dolby, of Franklin, on May 8.

According to a criminal complaint, around 5:55 p.m. on March 19, Trooper Needham, of the Punxsutawney-based State Police, was in contact with a confidential informant (C.I.) who indicated Jeffrey Alan Dolby would sell him two grams of methamphetamine for $200.00 and said they would meet at the Walmart store in Clarion.

The complaint notes that Detective William Peck of CNET (Clarion County Narcotics Enforcement Team) conducted surveillance from a nearby location.

Around 7:30 p.m., the C.I. arrived and messaged Dolby. Trooper Needham then located Dolby’s vehicle, a maroon Chevrolet Lumina, and parked next to him.

According to the complaint, Trooper Needham identified Dolby, who was seated in the driver’s seat, based on his J-Net photo. The C.I. then got out of Trooper Needham’s vehicle and got into Dolby’s vehicle, and Trooper Needham contacted Detective Peck to drive by Dolby’s vehicle and get the registration, which came back in Dolby’s name.

After approximately ten minutes, Dolby pulled out and traveled to another nearby parking lot. At approximately 7:45 p.m., the C.I. contacted Trooper Needham and asked to be picked up at the nearby parking lot. The C.I. then turned over a cigarette pack containing what appeared to be approximately two grams of crystal meth.

The substance was later NIK tested at the Clarion-based State Police barracks and tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

Based on the investigation, Dolby was arraigned at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office on the following charges:

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $25,000.00 cash bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, with Judge Schill presiding.

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