Oil City Couple Waive Drug Charges

| August 10, 2017

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Drug charges against two Oil City residents were waived on Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Criminal cases against 48-year-old Herbert Leroy Brickner and 61-year-old Patricia A. Harn have been transferred to Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Brickner and Harn each face the following charges:

– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony

– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony

– Possessing phenylpropanolamine, etc., or a precursor substance with intent to unlawfully manufacture, Felony

– Risking Catastrophe, Felony 3

– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor

– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Brickner remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

Harn is free on $50,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

A domestic dispute led to drug charges against Brickner and Harn.

According to a previous article on exploreVenango.com, Oil City police officers were summoned to a residence on the 700 block of West Front Street where Brickner was living with a girlfriend.

According to police, during the course of the investigation of the domestic dispute, officers observed multiple items they believed to be involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Police say that Brickner’s girlfriend, Harn, also “told officers he had been manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence within the last week.”

Based on the investigation, Patrolman Cory Ruditis got a search warrant for the residence occupied by Brickner and Harn. The search revealed items that included several spent or used “one pot” methamphetamine labs as well as the ingredients for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and pieces of drug paraphernalia.


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