WILLIAMSPORT -- Two people were recently charged for allegedly selling narcotics in the City to confidential informants and undercover police officers.
Michael R. Puch, 34, of Jersey Shore, allegedly sold $50 cocaine to a confidential informant on January 16, 2019 at the parking lot of a convenience store at 1944 W. Fourth Street, according to the affidavit written by Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville.
Puch was arrested shortly after and was found to have $42.75 in his possession and a small bag of cocaine.
Jasmine A. Aurand, 37, of Cogan Station, was arrested for allegedly selling $120 of heroin to undercover officers on June 20, 2018, according to the affidavit. Aurand met the undercover officers at a location on Lycoming Creek Road and had them drive her to a parking lot at Park Avenue and Rose Street. She reportedly told officers she had to meet someone to obtain the narcotics. Aurand then allegedly walked up Rose Street, met with a man and came back a short time later with the 10 white bags of heroin, according to the affidavit.
Charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility were filed against both Puch and Aurand at the office of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey.
Puch was arraigned on April 30 and remanded to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. His case was waived for court. Formal arraignment in front of Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio is set for June 3.
Aurand was arraigned on May 7 and committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is set for May 21.