Local Woman Accused of Manufacturing, Selling Multiple Drugs from Her Oil City Residence

| June 3, 2023

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A local woman is accused of manufacturing and selling multiple drugs from her Oil City home.

Court documents indicate the following criminal charges against 29-year-old Brooke Elaine Chrispen, of Oil City, were waived for court during a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish on Wednesday, May 31:

  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor (three counts)
  • Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor

Her case has been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

She is currently free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, it was discovered during the course of this investigation that a controlled purchase of fentanyl was made out of Brooke Chrispen’s home located on Deer Street in Oil City, Venango County.

A confidential informant who was under the supervision of law enforcement reported that the fentanyl was purchased from Chrispen while at the residence on Deer Street, the complaint states.

A Pennsylvania Laboratory report number verified that the drug was fentanyl, a Schedule II drug, the complaint indicates.

An individual seen leaving Chrispen’s residence was interviewed and found to be in possession of fentanyl/heroin. The individual reported buying the fentanyl/heroin from Brooke Chrispen while at the residence on Deer Street, the complaint notes.

On September 28, 2022, District Judge Andrew Fish approved and signed a search warrant for Brooke Chrispen’s Deer Street residence, according to the complaint.

The search warrant was served on September 29. During the search, a plastic bag of powder was located in the laundry room on a shelf. On January 18, a lab report from the PSP Bureau of Forensics Services identified the powder as 3.05 grams of fentanyl, a Scheduled II Controlled Drug, the complaint states.

During the search, a second plastic bag containing white powder was pulled from the second floor bathroom toilet trap. A lab report identified the powder as 1.53 grams of fentanyl a Scheduled II Controlled Drug, the complaint continues.

During the search of a second floor bedroom belonging to Chrispen, a wooden box was found. The wooden box contained 22 tabs of suspected LSD. A lab report indicated the suspected LSD as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a Schedule I Controlled Drug, the complaint adds.

During the search of a second floor middle room, two digital scales where located – one on a table and the second in a black backpack. A third digital scale was located in the living room closet, according to the complaint.

Chrispen was mirandized and questioned about the powder found in the laundry room, the powder found in the toilet trap, and the suspected LSD found in her bedroom, as well as the digital scales located in the apartment. Chrispen acknowledged the powder in the laundry room, stating that if it was there, “it belonged to another person.” Chrispen explained that the plastic bag of powder located in the second floor toilet trap was placed there by another person in the house, and the wooden box containing the LSD was brought to her by her father, the complaint states.

Chrispen stated that the scales located in the upstairs middle room were from when she was addicted to meth, the complaint indicates.

According to the complaint, the packaged heroin and scales located in the residence are indicative of drug sells.

Chrispen was arraigned at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, in front of Judge Fish.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to TheHockeyWriters.com as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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