New Details Emerge on Heroin Bust in Oil City

| October 16, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Additional details have been released on Sunday’s heroin bust in Oil City.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed the following criminal charges against 37-year-old Heather Ann Morgan of Oil City:

  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
  • Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, Misdemeanor 2
  • Possession of Instrument Of Crime, Misdemeanor 1
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor

According to a criminal complaint, officers had been conducting an investigation of drug use and distribution at a residence located at 7 Bishop Avenue.

The complaint indicates that during interviews and investigation, Oil City Police Chief Robert Wenner and Officer Anderson gained a confidential informant related to the selling and distribution of drugs at the residence.

On Sunday, October 14, the Oil City Police Department executed a search warrant on the residence. During the course of the search warrant, police located a substantial amount of suspected heroin. Police also discovered suspected heroin in a Vicks VapoRub container.

The complaint states that on Tuesday, October 9, and Wednesday, October 10, Heather Morgan conspired with another known individual to remove, alter, destroy, conceal, or remove evidence, namely suspected heroin, with the intent to impair an investigation.

Morgan was arraigned at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

Unable to post $65,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, with Judge Fish presiding.

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