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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Defendant struggled with troopers

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  • WAYNE COUNTY - Janine Edwards, Wayne County District Attorney, announced July 30th that Casey J. Dunn, 38 and Nancy Robin Heater, 36 were arrested on Wednesday, July 23, as a result of a Search Warrant executed at their residence in Lake Township.
      The raid was executed by the Wayne County Drug Task Force and the Pennsylvania State Police.  The defendants lived in a recreational vehicle (RV) located at 398 Old Gravity Road in Lake Ariel.
    ••• Tried to re-enter RV
        The Search Warrant application alleged prior sales of heroin from the RV.  Dunn was removed from the RV before the actual search began and then attempted to re-gain entry into the RV. A lengthy struggle ensued with two Pennsylvania State Troopers wherein Dunn was subdued and placed under arrest.
         The following items were seized as a result of the search:
        •Approximately 15 grams of raw heroin with a street value of approximately $8,000.00
        • Fifty nine Clonazapam pills (a Schedule IV controlled substance)
        • A .22 caliber pistol loaded with hollow point bullets
        • Numerous items of drug paraphernalia
         Both Defendants were charged with Criminal Conspiracy (F), Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (F), Possession of Heroin (M) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M).  Dunn was also charged with Felon Not to Possess a Firearm (F2) and Resisting Arrest (M2). 
      Both defendants were scheduled to appear at the Wayne County Courthouse, Central Court July 30. Both defendants were incarcerated and bail was set by Magistrate Theodore Mikulak at $50,000.00 for Dunn and $35,000.00 for Heater.
    ••• 'Significant blow'
        District Attorney Edwards stated that, based on the large amount of heroin seized, law enforcement has delivered a significant blow to the drug trade in the Lake Township area of Wayne County.
        “I am very concerned about the fact that this defendant had a loaded pistol within reach of the area where he was packaging heroin for re-sale.  His attempt to re-gain entry into the RV presented an extremely dangerous situation to the law enforcement officers involved.  There are very serious legal consequences for drug dealers who possess firearms in the area where they are dealing dope and this case illustrates why.”                        
         Edwards added “Law Enforcement’s job to arrest drug dealers is perilous.  I’m proud of the work of the Wayne County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force Detectives and the Pennsylvania State Police Troopers in this case to take such a large amount of heroin off the streets of our community in one shot.”
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